By Eric Yang
on 7.9.08

lotus_eco_elise-thumb.jpgWhat makes an already incredible sports car an even better one? A touch of eco-ness. Enter, the Lotus Eco Elise. A Lotus Elise made of sustainable materials (hemp hard top, sisal and hand applied water-based paint), flexible solar rooltop panels for the electric systems to reduce drain on engine, and a shift light to advise drivers to maximize fuel efficiency.

The net result is a 70 pound reduction in vehicle weight, which you car nuts know is a sizeable achievement.

We endorse green products. We further endorse those that make an otherwise outstanding vehicle that much better. Picture of interior after the jump. [via Autoblog]

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Also See: 2008 Lotus Supercharged Elise SC

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