Loremo Update : Electric Model Available
The Loremo (Low Resistance Mobile) was originally introduced at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show. Using a 2 cylinder turbo diesel is was able to get just under 160 miles per gallon. Recently, Loremo announced a fully electric version would also be available if diesel wasn't you cup of tea.
The electric version of the vehicle has been named the E-Loremo or Evolution Loremo. Thanks to a light-weight construction and advanced aerodynamics, the 20KW (27 horsepower) electric motor can achieve a top speed of 105 miler per hour. There will also be an extra 20KW available in short bursts for such things as passing, brining the total output to 40KW or 54hp.
The Germany Company gave no definitive numbers on the topic of battery range for the E-Loremo. However, they did hint at a target somewhere in the 95-125 mile range. According to Loremo, the first prototype should be ready by the summer of 2008 with production available by 2010.
Along with the E-Loremo, came an official entry into the Automotive X Competition. The winner will be chosen based on their vehicles ability to deliver the highest amount of efficiency for the lowest amount of fuel. Feasibility and ease of production will also be a major factor.
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