Gasrec Biomethane Lotus

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Gasrec’s S1 Elise was converted by Lotus Engineering to run on compressed methane gas and is the only vehicle of its kind. The 1.8l, 4 cylinder engine may be 60% quieter than a normal petrol-powered Elise, but it still growls like a sports car and was undoubtedly the sexiest green car at The People's Eco-Rally 2008!

Vehicle Design students at the Royal College designed the striking artwork to draw attention to environmentally friendly gas vehicles, especially Gasrec Blue - the fuel they derive from waste biomass.

Video courtesy of ecotube.com

Stats
Manufacturer: 
Lotus
Model: 
Gasrec Biomethane Elise S1
CO2 (g/km from tailpipe): 
101-110
Noise at city speed: 
+60dB
Sound at low speed: 
Quite loud
Max Range: 
450miles
Fill-up time: 
< 5 mins
Top-up time: 
<5 mins
mpg: 
50 (combined)
Power: 
88.00kw
City speed: 
10-15
Top speed: 
126mph
Seats (adult size): 
2
Transmission: 
Manual
Seen at

2008 People's Eco-Rally
  • Clapham Common, London,
  • George & Dragon, Royal Tunbridge Wells,
  • Peter Pan's Playground, Brighton,
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