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    Report: Lotus pondering 'fake shifting' for Evora 414E plug-in hybrid

    Some would say Lotus has some credibility among the green-car set since it supplied the body for the Tesla Roadster and has always been obsessed with extracting maximum performance from light weight. Now, our friends at Green Car Reports are suggesting that the UK boutique sportscar operation ...

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    Report: Lotus could build production versions of Renault Alpine, Infiniti Emerg-E

    As with one of those blockbuster three-team NBA trades that actually improves the fortunes of every team involved, a report in Autocar indicates that Renault, Infiniti and Lotus are in talks that could benefit both manufacturers and enthusiasts. Renault is considering a production version of the ...

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    Official: Lotus Evora 414E plug-in hybrid is a rolling showcase of technology

    "The Evora S has 400 Nm of torque which in such a lightweight car is already a healthy figure. But the Evora 414E has two and a half times that amount! The acceleration sensation is almost indescribable, the surge of torque is like an ocean wave!" So says Simon Corbett, Principal Vehicle ...

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    Report: Lotus Exige to get V6 power, Esprit gets optional hybrid

    Autocar has the skinny on the next-generation Lotus Exige and Esprit. Dany Bahar, Group Lotus chief executive, dropped a few details on both models while speaking to the publication about the renewal of his contract with the sports car maker. Bahar has signed on with Lotus for another four ...

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    Team Lotus extends Formula One engine deal with Renault, will use KERS in 2012

    Team Lotus of Formula One confirmed it will extend its F1 engine deal with Renault through to the end of 2013. The team, headed by entrepreneur Tony Fernandes, announced at the Singapore Grand Prix that it will employ a Red Bull-developed KERS system starting in 2012. Fernandes said the Team ...

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    Report: Lotus Ethos plug-in minicar headed to U.S. in 2013?

    It's time to start gearing up for the possible 2013 arrival of a $45,000 plug-in minicar with a Lotus badge. We haven't heard much clamor for such a car, but if it's truly your dream, then you'd be thrilled to know that the extended-range Lotus Ethos will reportedly hit U.S. dealerships in late ...

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    Report: Lotus green lights plug-in hybrid Ethos, production scheduled for 2013

    Lotus has reportedly confirmed it will turn its pint-sized hatchback concept into a production vehicle by 2013. Unveiled at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, Lotus' city car concept, now called the Ethos, is confirmed for production. Lotus spokesman Alastair Florance told The Sydney Morning Herald:


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    Geek Group to electrify Lotus Esprit, you can help [w/VIDEO]

    The Geek Group – a self-described non-profit organization focused on science, technology, engineering, math, and arts education – has decided to take on the task of making a Lotus Esprit, vintage 1997, run on electricity instead of gasoline. Those familiar with the group, perhaps ...

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    Saft supplying five Formula 1 KERS cars with VL li-ion batteries [w/video]

    Saft has revealed that it will supply its "state-of-the-art" batteries based on its VL lithium-ion cells to five of the 12 Formula 1 (F1) teams competing this season, including Ferrari and Lotus Renault GP. The batteries are a vital part of the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) that is being ...

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    Azure Dynamics selects Lotus for Transit Connect Electric upfits in Europe

    On Tuesday, Ford announced that it had signed a deal to deliver 20 Transit Connect Electrics to the Norwegian Post. Two days after that, Azure Dynamics, the automotive firm that supplies the Connect's ForceDrive electric powertrain, revealed that Lotus Lightweight Structures, a division of Lotus ...

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    Lotus: 3 automakers express "significant" interest in our range-extending engine

    Lotus claims that three undisclosed automakers have shown "significant" interest in its dedicated range-extending three-cylinder gasoline-fueled engine that was unveiled at the 2010 Geneva Auto Show. To date, the Lotus engine has appeared in the Proton Emas, the Jaguar Limo Green and Lotus ...

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    Report: Lotus range-extended city car coming in 2013

    Lotus City Car Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    In spectacular fashion, Lotus unveiled six vehicles at the Paris Motor Show. The reveals included the Elite, Espirit, Elise, Eterne hybrid, Elan and one that escaped our cameras: the City Car concept. According to CAR Magazine, ...

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    Lotus unveils range-extended electric city car concept in Paris

    Lotus City Car Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    After a spectacular showing at the Paris Motor Show made up of five breathtakingly awesome reveals, Lotus has decided we can't get enough of a good thing and is rolling out one more. First, let's recap the five concept vehicles ...

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    Paris 2010: Lotus debuts Eterne hybrid sedan concept [w/video]

    Lotus Eterne concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When we think of Lotus, the words "hybrid" and "sedan" aren't exactly the first words that come to mind. Now, though, Lotus is changing all that with the introduction of its Eterne concept, a four-door sedan with an optional ...

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    Report: 2014 Lotus Elite to feature Toyota's hybrid tech

    2014 Lotus Elite coupe concept
    In 2014, Lotus plans to offers a production version of it $179,000 Elite coupe concept to the public (well, to the members of the public with a pile of unwanted cash, anyway). Lotus has dished out a load of details about its Elite prior to its official unveiling in ...

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    2014 Lotus Elite coupe to offer optional KERS hybrid system

    2014 Lotus Elite coupe concept
    Admittedly, 2014 is a long time away and a lot of things could happen between now and then to squash Lotus' plan to offer a production version of its Elite coupe concept. But, if nothing is dramatically altered within four year's time, then we'd expect to see the ...

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    Time for REEVolution - Think will help power up UK plug-in vehicle program

    Lotus, Nissan, Think and Jaguar Land Rover. Four different auto companies, all working together in the UK electric car consortium (along with Axeon, EVO Electric and Xtrac) called REEVolution. As the name kind of gives away, the goal is to "expand and enhance technology" used in extended-range ...

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    Lotus Engineering gets $2m from California for lightweight vehicle study

    Lotus Elise aluminum chassis
    Since the earliest days of Lotus, founder Colin Chapman lived by the philosophy of "Simplicate and add lightness." Over the last 60 years, that has manifested in cars from the Seven and Elan to the Elise and Evora. We can look for more of the same from the company, ...

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    Report: Lotus bringing a pair of front-engine hybrids to Paris Motor Show

    Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    In addition to the pair of Evoras being introduced at this year's Paris Motor Show, Lotus will also be unveiling two front-engine hybrid vehicles, in keeping with the automaker's promise to offer more gasoline/electric sports ...

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    Video: Wind car is almost finished! No, for real this time.

    Nemesis "wind car" under construction – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Remember that "wind car" we were telling you about a while back? You know, the one that started out as a Lotus Exige before being stretched and having its gasoline-drinking powertrain replaced by twin electric ...

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