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Motorcycle Cars

Lumeneo's Smera

— March 12, 2008 — Autos
The Smera is a blend of car and motorcycle and it measures under 8 feet in length, it is 2.6 feet wide (2.4 x 0.8m) and weighs 770 lbs (350kg). The diminutive Smera is powered by two 20hp electric motors with a belt drive delivering power directly to the rear wheels. Inside, the little car sports leather upholstery with an LCD information screen. The Smera can reach a top speed of 80mph and can achieve 0-60 mph in around 8 seconds. It also has a built-in computer which automatically controls the vehicle to regulate and prevent excessive tilting. French manufacturer Lumeneo is expected to bring the Smera to market next year. No price tag has been revealed yet.


Trend Themes
1. Motorcycle-car Hybrids - Manufacturing companies can explore creating more hybrid vehicles to cater to a growing consumer demand.
2. Electric-powered Vehicles - Opportunities exist to create more affordable and efficient electric-powered vehicles for the general market.
3. Smart Computing Systems for Vehicles - Creating smarter computing systems that can regulate and prevent unsafe driving conditions could revolutionize the industry.
Industry Implications
1. Automotive Manufacturing - The automotive manufacturing industry can explore hybrid and electric vehicles to keep up with changing consumer preferences.
2. Electric Vehicle Manufacturing - The electric vehicle industry has the potential to become the future of transportation with more efficient and affordable vehicles.
3. Technology - Technology companies can tap into creating smarter computing systems for vehicles that can create a safer driving environment.
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