Car manufacturers are clearly working hard to make their products greener, with new figures showing carbon emissions of new vehicles are at record lows.
The amount of carbon given off by the average new car fell by an impressive 4.2 per cent to an average of 158.0 g/km in 2008.
When added to the figures of previous years, this accounts for a total reduction of 16.8 per cent since 1997.
Meanwhile, Lotus is believed to be working on producing an electric high-performance sports car which could be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2009.
"Don't be surprised to see an electric Lotus shortly," Lotus CEO Mike Kimberley told the Financial Times.
"We are working on the technologies that will go behind it... It will become one of the showcases for the world of what you can do with electric vehicle technology."
In December, the company announced that it has made profits of £2 million for the year to the end of March 2008.
This is in stark contrast to the £7 million loss it reported the previous year.
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