Lotus “Eco” Elise

Speed, and sustainability? Lotus thinks so. This “Eco” Elise features hemp fiber “A” class body panels and spoiler. Locally farmed hemp is used, keeping the carbon miles used to deliver the material to a minimum. Choosing hemp over carbon fiber means using a natural resource that absorbs CO2 and requires relatively low energy to manufacture. DuPont even created a custom water based paint system for the eco roadster.