A large contributor to fuel inefficiency is the sheer weight of a vehicle. Loremo AG, a German car corporation, has used this as the inspiration for the Loremo LS, a sporty, low-weight, low-resistance vehicle that according to the company will boast the lowest emissions for any vehicle ever.
But more importantly, the Loremo LS is designed to achieve a stunning 157mpg. It will go up to 160km/h on a 2 cylinder turbo-diesel engine, though the company is also exploring an all electric version of the vehicle. The vehicle weighs about 450kg, and will cost around 13,000 euros. Expect the vehicle to go on sale in Europe, China and India in 2009.
2007 was the year when the car industry realized that there was serious demand for green vehicles. And 2008 will bring us plenty of new concepts and vehicles that will change the way that we move around our cities, and we will continue to bring them to you.