Lotus Agrees Partnership with UK Power Provider

Lotus and Centrica plc, the parent company of British Gas, are to work together to develop a new model for electric vehicle ownership that they say fully integrates future mobility and energy. The companies aim is to make the car an ‘extension of the home’ – one controlled by smart devices – and capable of storing electricity, minimising emissions and generating new income by providing services to the energy market.

Centrica says it will facilitate a sustainability program that leverages low carbon technologies and helps mitigate the environmental impact of everything from manufacturing through to sales and the day-to-day activities of Lotus employees, helping meet Lotus’ carbon reduction aspirations. Lotus says the new partnership will help establish a new global charging and energy infrastructure for new products as part of its looks to a zero-carbon future.

“Our journey to net-zero carbon is absolutely lock-in-step with the Vision80 strategy for Lotus – taking us to eighty years of the business in 2028,” said Phil Popham, Lotus Cars CEO. “By then we will have transformed Lotus into a truly global player in the high-performance high-technology sector with a new range of cars that remain true to our fundamental promise of always being ‘For The Drivers’. The difference is the energy and infrastructure that will power and support these products in the future.”

Source: Motor Trader E-magazine (June 2020)

2 June 2020

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