Posted By RichC on February 22, 2008
LOw REsistance MObile
The Germans have created a 2-cylinder turbo diesel vehicle that is capable of fuel efficiency of 130 to 150 miles per gallon, according to an article in MSN. The car is designed with minimal drag and low weight, but doesn’t have the battery packs or regenerative brakes of other mega-MPG hybrids. The Loremo does this with a efficient diesel, slick slick skin and limiting weight. (especially non-essentials) Most interesting is that the Loremo is to be mass produced in Europe and will available for about 15,000 euros. ($22,000 US)
After its 2009 release in Europe, the Loremo will be redesigned to reach the North American market the following year. A $30,000, 3-cylinder GT model will also become available, offering better acceleration (0-60 in roughly 10 seconds, vs. 16 for the base model). Both hybrid and fully electric versions are also in the works.
See MSN article.