Germany’s Loremo AG at the Geneva Motor Show unveiled the Loremo LS - a concept car with an incredible fuel efficiency of 157 miles per gallon. The engine is a two-cylinder diesel with just 20 horsepower.
The company claims that the model is ultra efficient when it comes to fuel efficiency. It is a lightweight passenger car with outstanding aerodynamics. Loremo LS is powered with a two cylinder Turbo Diesel engine with 20 hp and 100mph top speed.
The shocking part of the whole deal is that the company claims that the car only needs 1.5l per 62 miles. this means that the average of this vehicle is an astonishing 157MPG. In comparison, Toyota claims a 55MPG average for their hugely popular Toyota Prius model.
Loremo claims that the reason behind this awesome fuel efficiency in this model is the low weight of the car, which is around 992 lbs. They have developed this car to be safe and efficient and have removed all the unnecessary features. Interestingly, the automobile is capable of carrying four people.
Bodywork and chassis concept
The 95kg (209 lb) lightweight steel chassis – a patented linear cell structure – is one of Loremo’s key elements. It performs well-above average in crash simulations and provides excellent handling characteristics with its low center of gravity and torsional stiffness. Longitudinal supports, extend at fender height along the length of the entire vehicle, increase stability and ensure that the linear cell structure remains practically undamaged in offset and side crash-tests. The centrally mounted cross-support, on which the roll bars are mounted, stiffens the longitudinal beams and houses the engine.
The non-load-bearing, self-supporting, thermoplastic body panels mould to the linear cell structure and help the Loremo to achieve its aerodynamic shape. This material has a number of advantages: it is light weight, weatherproof, scratch-resistant and it is economical. It substitutes the classical paint by a thin film, in the color of the car, during the manufacturing process. In this way the Loremo receives a high-quality, paint-like surface without environmental damaging paints.
The intelligent, chassis air-guiding system is perfected with the help of lower tire fins and by the air stream optimized chassis design. The Loremo achieves its optimum driving characteristics with its minimized wind resistance and reduced buoyancy.
Not only is the energy efficiency reflected in the dynamic, elegant lines of the Loremo but also in its sporting nature. The distinctive, powerful front stretches softly into the extended rear. There is no B-pillar as the panorama roof has no load-bearing function and is simply bolted to the roll-bar. The nose close to the street does away with a monstrous radiator grill and instead an opening provides access to the aerodynamic underside. The LED headlamps give the vehicle both a distinctive look as well as exhibiting tomorrow’s display technology.
Unusually the car is entered from the front for which the entire hood of the car including the windshield is tipped forwards, allowing for upright boarding to the interior. The opened front shows the trunk, which also provides additional 600 mm (24 in) of crumple zone. The vertically-opening tailgate provides the entry to the back seats.
The Janusseater - two seats are in front of the pyramidal cross-support and two rear-facing behind it - is equipped with super-light ergonomic seats. The seats, embedded in the linear cell structure, create a feeling of sporty security and comfort.