Jan
01
2008

X Prize contender Loremo

Loremo near the front in race for 100 mpg X prize

Loremo diesel
Loremo dieselCourtesy Loremo AG
Although the X Prize Foundation has not officially released the rules, competitors are lining up for the Automotive X prize. C/net news has a great slide show about several front runners competing for the multi-million dollar prize. I previously posted about my favorite, the Aptera Typ-1. Recently the diesel powered Loremo has also been a media favorite.

Better than 100 mph and 100 mpg

Unlike the Aptera, the Loremo has four wheels, and seats four adults which are requirements in the Automotive X Prize. The Loremo LS gets better than 100 mpg (and 100 mph) from its 20 HP, 2 cylinder turbo diesel engine. Unlike the $100,00 Tesla, the Loremo is projected to cost only $22,500. The bad news is that the Loremo may not pass the United States emission standards. Check out these links for current info and comments on the Loremo and other Automotive X Prize vehicles (thanks to Eric Boyd).

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

ARTiFactor's picture
ARTiFactor says:

Popular Mechanics has a greater over view titled the Top 10 Early Contenders for the Automotive X Prize complete with projected prices. Which one would you choose?

posted on Fri, 05/02/2008 - 2:46pm
SLC's picture
SLC says:

Wow that would be a great and cool car to have. I never seen a car like that before. If I can I would like to see a car like that one at least in my life time.

posted on Mon, 12/08/2008 - 1:04pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Americans are morons. The Loremo virtually solves the problem of the pump and we won't produce it in this country. The coming disaster is well deserved.

posted on Tue, 03/20/2012 - 4:34pm

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