This Smera is a compact electric car created by the French
company Lumeneo. Founded in 2003 by Daniel and Thierry
Moulène, Lumeneo has spent several years developing
and updating their electric vehicles and the culmination
of their work, as of 2009, is the Smera.
At the heart of the Lumeneo Smera is a 40 horsepower,
brushless electric motor and a lithium ion battery pack.
This drivetrain gives the Smera a top speed of 80 mph
and a 8.0 second 0-60 mph time. Not exactly a race car
pace but it's easily fast enough to cope with modern traffic
speeds and acceleration.
The compact dimensions of the Smera, at 2.4 metres long
and 80cm wide means the vehicle can easily navigate congested
city streets. And thanks to the tilting mechanism the
Smera can carve up the roads on faster bends. The tilting
mechanism uses a computer controlled servo-motor which
automatically adjusts the cabin angle and wheel geometry
to provide intuitive and fun handling. The maximum tilt
angle is 25 degrees.
The interior of the Lumeneo Smera features leather trim,
and LCD dash display and an aircraft-yoke style steering
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