For 2010 Model Year, the Elise and Exige have substantially reduced CO2 emissions and improved fuel consumption

The latest Elise and Exige models are the product of continuous improvement to give up to a 9% reduction in CO2 emissions and similar increases in fuel economy.

On the combined cycle, the Elise S shows the greatest improvement in fuel efficiency offering an increase of 3.2 mpg (a decrease of 0.7 l/100km), from 34.0 mpg (8.3 l/100 km) to 37.2 mpg (7.6 l/100km). These figures are achieved by focussing on light weight technology and small, efficient engines to achieve sensational performance and class leading fuel economy.

Model Combine (mpg) d (l/100km) CO2 (g/km) 0-60 mph (seconds) 0-100 km/h (seconds)
Elise S

37.2

7.6

179

5.7

6.1

Elise R

34.4

8.2

196

5.1

5.4

Elise SC

33.2

8.5

199

4.3

4.6

Exige S

33.2

8.5

199

4.5

4.7

2010 Lotus Exige S, 1 of 4
2010 Lotus Exige S, 2 of 4
2010 Lotus Exige S, 3 of 4
2010 Lotus Exige S, 4 of 4

Model Urban (mpg) (l/100km) Extra Urb (mpg) an (l/100km)
Elise S

26.6

10.6

48.7

5.8

Elise R

24.4

11.6

45.6

6.2

Elise SC

23.9

11.8

44.1

6.4

Exige S

23.7

11.9

43.5

6.5

The exceptional balance and precise handling of Lotus cars have always been the most engaging aspect of the driving experience and these class leading attributes are now complemented by greener performance.

Mike Kimberley, CEO of Group Lotus plc, stated, "The Lotus philosophy of performance through light weight is even more relevant in today's emission focused ecological world. This design philosophy has enabled Lotus to offer fantastic levels of performance, with Lotus cars being some of the greenest performance cars on the market".

Mike Kimberley continues, "We are at the cutting edge of green transport technology and we will continue to push the boundaries with our green research and environmental strategy. We are keen to ensure that Lotus as a company and its products offer an ethical, green option that appeals to our customers".

Lotus' cars fair well against other manufacturers of performance cars in terms of CO2 emissions against performance. The table below compares vehicles with similar performance and highlights their emissions of CO2. This table illustrates the efficient performance of the Elise SC.

Combined (l/100km - mpg) CO2 g/km 0-100      km/h (0-62 mph)
Lotus Elise SC

8.5 - 33.2

199

4.6

Porsche Boxster S

9.5 - 29.7

223

5.3

Mercedes Benz SLK 55 AMG

12.0 - 23.5

288

4.9

Ferrari F430 Spider

15.2 - 18.6

345

4.1

Figures displayed above are from manufacturers' websites as at 8/4/09

Lotus Elise R, 1 of 5
Lotus Elise R, 2 of 5
Lotus Elise R, 3 of 5
Lotus Elise R, 4 of 5
Lotus Elise R, 5 of 5

Elise S: 179 g/km CO2 7.6 l/100 km (37.2 mpg) Combined Cycle 10.6 l/100 km (26.6 mpg) Urban Cycle 5.8l/100 km (48.7 mpg) Extra Urban Cycle

Elise R: 196 g/km CO2 8.2 l/100 km (34.4 mpg) Combined Cycle 11.6 l/100 km (24.4 mpg) Urban Cycle 6.2l/100 km (45.6 mpg) Extra Urban Cycle

Elise SC: 199 g/km CO2 8.5 l/100 km (33.2 mpg) Combined Cycle 11.8    l/100 km (23.9 mpg) Urban Cycle 6.4    l/100 km (44.1 mpg) Extra Urban Cycle

Exige S: 199 g/km CO2 8.5    l/100 km (33.2 mpg) Combined Cycle 11.9    l/100 km (23.7 mpg) Urban Cycle 6.5 litres/100 km (43.5 mpg) Extra Urban Cycle