Loremo will probably finish this year the three promised powertrain prototypes.
The first one is the base model Loremo that will have a fuel consumption of 120 MPG with a 700 ccm diesel engine featuring turbo charging, inter-cooling and exhaust gas recycling. The fuel mileage target was at first 157MPG but was downgraded slightly afterwards, still enough to win the Auto X Prize.
The second model is the Loremo GT, which is more sportier in performance than the base model. The GT has a 850 ccm engine which could run on liquefied natural gas (LNG) or pressurized natural gas (PNG).
The final model is the Loremo EV, which has an ultra-efficient electric vehicle. This variant is perhaps the closest to production. Test runs have been started and the car has been certified of road-worthiness. The first test drives for the public should begin in March.
The three powertrains will be put into the same body and Loremo seems to need only to work on the chassis, interior and shell as the liquid-fuel engines are mature enough and do not need much improvements.
As things start to look good for Loremo, we could see their cars on the roads this year latest beginning of next year. The cost of Loremo is between 15,000 Euros($22,500) for the basic model to 20,000 Euros($30,000) for the GT.