Lotus Cars agree on green energy deal with British Gas Business

The sports car manufacturer’s headquarters and supporting facilities will be powered by 100% renewable electricity

Lotus Cars has struck a deal with British Gas Business for the supply of renewable electricity to power its headquarters and supporting facilities.

The contract, which came into effect this month, is backed by Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGOs), where the power is purchased from 100% renewable sources.

As a flexible contract, the sports car manufacturer will also develop its own renewable assets on-site for its power needs and further its green credentials.

The agreement follows an announcement in May, when British Gas’ parent company Centrica and Lotus agreed a partnership to develop a new model for electric vehicle (EV) ownership that fully integrates future mobility and energy.

They 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 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.

Uday Senapati, Lotus Cars’ Executive Director of Corporate Strategy and Product Management said: “This is a huge first step for us in our commitment to becoming a 100% carbon neutral business. The next steps include working across our supply chain as part of our net zero pledge, launching more zero emission vehicles as introduced with the Lotus Evija hypercar and ensuring these vehicles are manufactured and distributed using the latest, sustainable technology and techniques.

“This is a step change and the start of an exciting journey for Lotus, which is not only about decarbonisation and environmental awareness but also about making a significant, positive contribution to the customer journey. We will integrate cars, homes and mobile devices, making our model the most efficient, convenient and connected way to utilise energy.”

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