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Green Power Deal Supercharges Lotus’ Net-Zero Ambitions

Auto News - Published on Thu, 15 Oct 2020

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Lotus and British Gas Business have embarked on a new green electricity deal, which sees the UK’s largest energy supplier provide renewable power to the sports car maker’s headquarters and supporting facilities. The contract, which began on 1 October, is REGO-backed, Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin, where the power is purchased from 100% renewable sources, ensuring the electricity used across Lotus’ UK sites is carbon neutral. As a flexible contract, Lotus can also develop its own renewable assets on sites to self-support its power needs and further its green credentials.

In May, Centrica, the parent company of British Gas, and Lotus announced a partnership to develop a new model for electric vehicle ownership that fully integrates future mobility and energy. Together, the companies aim to redefine and integrate the relationship between consumers, cars and electricity, controlled by smart devices at home and on the move, which will result in more efficient energy usage, carbon and cost savings.

The companies are also set to introduce a comprehensive sustainability programme across Lotus, leveraging innovative, low-carbon technologies and mitigating the impacts of key business operations from manufacturing through to sales and supporting functions.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Thu, 15 Oct 2020
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