Jorge Chapa

LOREMO LS: Cute & Sporty Low Emissions Vehicle

by , 01/08/08

loremo, transportation, car, low emission, low weight, green, electric

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.


Loremo, which stands for Low Resistance Mobile, is based on the concept that by reducing weight, one can increase the fuel efficiency of the vehicle. And don’t worry about safety, the company is confident that the steel cell construction method provides the vehicle with a solid rigidity and enough of a deformation area for it to be safe to drive around the city. The design of the Loremo impresses. It has a very unique body shape, giving it clear individuality. Furthermore, rather than having two side doors for the drivers to enter the vehicle, there is a front wing door which swings upwards and to the front, allowing access to the vehicle.

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.

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9 Comments

  1. onelovekorea May 15, 2008 at 12:40 am

    is there any chance i can get one fast lol?

  2. JWS February 25, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    This car would sell if they do what they say and keep the price in the low $20k range. I would purchase one and so would many U.S. consumers. It remains to be seen if they can produce this vehicle and keep the build quality good with a low price but if they can they will sell more than they could make!!!!

  3. tuvie January 22, 2008 at 5:19 am

    hopefully this is not just gonna be a concept car, make it real please …

  4. projectmanagement January 14, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    transport is one of the biggest challenges to get green. Look at all the food and stuff we transport all over the world. We need to become more ‘local’ anyhow.

  5. Dogbert January 13, 2008 at 11:47 am

    From the FAQ:

    “Will the interior of the Loremo get wet when I enter it during rain?

    During the short period of entry the vehicles floor will be subject to rainfall. A small segment of the seats will also be affected. This is not really unconventional, as through the design adaptation of the door and roof sill sections of modern cars, due to comfort necessities, parts of the interior are often revealed when accessed.

    We have experimented with various solutions. We could have mounted the doors to the roof and have them swing to the back which would have left the seat area covered. This solution would have rendered the easy exchange of the roof module impossible. Also, driving without the roof module would not be possible anymore. At this point, driving pleasure was the more important factor to us. After all, how many days will there be, when it rains so heavily, that the front seats will be affected by water? “

  6. Kat January 11, 2008 at 1:30 am

    ooh good point about the rain. it all seemed so promising. not for seattle.

  7. g234 January 10, 2008 at 7:43 am

    For a similar concept 50 years ago, search for pictures of the Zundapp Janus. One door in the front, one in the back; rear seats faced backwards, and it averaged about 70 mpg. if memory serves me right.

    Those backward-facing rear seats were the reason the car failed on the market.

    And as the previous poster said, have fun climbing in during a fierce rain storm.

    Someone didn’t do all their research before they designed this car.

  8. David January 9, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    Wonderful concept, pity the interior will be soaked the first time you have to hop into your car when it is raining :)

  9. catherine January 9, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    From the Loremo website FAQs:

    Will the Loremo also be available on the US markets?
    We are quite surprised to see that the Loremo is being well accepted in the US. Due to the complicated and instable regulations we will not offer the Loremo for US markets upon launch in 2009. Should the success and the future market demand from US markets enable us to offer the Loremo we will certainly do so.

    Lesson:
    If you want the opportunity to buy this wunderauto in the US, surprise them and start demanding it now!

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