Lamborghini – any colour but green

The Italian sports car manufacturer Lamborghini is the subject of the latest ‘Greenwash‘ feature in The Guardian on-line. Fred Pearce’s regular colum which exposes false environmental claims, gives details of the company’s “green pledge” “to cut 35% from the carbon dioxide emissions of its cars by 2015”. They are also putting 17,000 square meters of solar panels on the roof of its main factory at Sant’Agata Bolognese near Bologna, and introducing other measures such as better insulation to cut factory emissions by 30%.
Despite its efforts Lamborghini’s model are at the bottom of the league of emissions with 495g of CO2 for every kilometre driven “more than three times the emissions from a typical saloon and five times that from the lowest carbon petrol cars.”
Greenwash is translated into Italian for the weekly ‘Internazionale‘ magazine.

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