Lumeneo SMERA

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Lumeneo SMERA at the 2008 Paris Motor Show

The SMERA is an ultracompact battery electric vehicle (BEV) produced by Lumeneo. The concept car is a two-seater tilting car which tilts up to 25° in curves. With a length of 2500 mm and width of 960 mm (track 655 mm), it is something between an electric car and a scooter and includes a lithium ion battery pack. It is regulated in Europe as a car (classification M1). Its speed is listed as 110 km/h (68 mph) with a range of 100 kilometres (62 mi).[1] It made its debut at the 2008 Paris Motor Show.

French railroad company SNCF invested €1.5 million in Lumeneo. The French railway reportedly injected capital into Green Cove Engineering, a provider of carpooling services.[2]

A production version, the Lumeneo Neoma began sales in France in May 2013. After selling only 10 units Lumeneo filed for bankruptcy in November 2013.[3]

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  1. ^ "Lumeneo Smera technical specifications". Lumeneo.fr. Archived from the original on November 2, 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-05.
  2. ^ Korzeniewski, Jeremy. "French railroad invests in Lumeneo". Autobloggreen.com. Retrieved 2011-11-05.
  3. ^ Michaël Torregrossa (2013-11-16). "Voiture électrique –Lumeneo quitte l'aventure" [Electric car - Lumeneo ends adventure] (in French). Association pour l'Avenir du Véhicule Electrique Méditerranéen (AVEM). Retrieved 2013-11-29.

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