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
  • Start (Brighton), Peter Pan's Playground, Brighton,
    21 June, 2008 - 08:00 - 10:00
  • Pit Stop, George & Dragon, Royal Tunbridge Wells,
    21 June, 2008 - 12:00 - 13:30
  • Finish Line, Clapham Common, London,
    21 June, 2008 - 10:00 - 20:00
About the Exhibitor
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    Gasrec
    Gasrec is a leading producer of liquid methane fuel using gas created by the decomposition of biomass. They obtain the gas supply from existing landfill sites or from digestion of the biomass byproducts of food manufacture and retail and other industries. In creating and selling the fuel product they recover energy stored in material discarded by society to power society’s vehicles.The fuel is...
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