El Lumeneo Smera City EV ya se vende en París a 24.500 euros

El Smera alcanza los 100 km/hora en sólo 8 segundos, y una velocidad máxima de 130 km/hora. Por ahora sólo se vende en París, pero pronto circulará por otras ciudades europeas.

Es un coche pequeño y fácil de aparcar, a medias entre el scooter y el coche, pensado para la ciudad y a un precio algo alto, aunque su consumo eléctrico es mínimo (un euro por cada 100 kms), comparado con el coste de combustible de un vehículo tradicional (unos 8 euros) y apenas requiere mantenimiento.

El mayor coste inicial se recupera a lo largo de la vida útil del vehículo, dado la enorme diferencia en el gasto de combustible y el menor mantenimiento, como sucede con la totalidad de los vehículos eléctricos. Sise hacen las cuentas, dalen los números.

Además, como todo los vehículos eléctricos no contamina, siempre que la electricidad proceda de energía eólica u otras renocables.

El Lumeneo Smera es un proyecto bastante curioso, comenzando por la apariencia visual. La idea del fabricante era crear un coche económico, práctico para la ciudad y que respetase el medio ambiente. Para ello, se hizo necesario inspirarse en una moto. De este medio de transporte el Smera tiene algunas aracterísticas, como una carrocería estrecha con sólo 80 cm de ancho.

Ello no impide, sin embargo, que el Smera tenga un diseño vistoso, que recuerdan al Smart fortwo, pero todavía más pequeño. Tiene 2,4 metros de largo.

Económico, el fabricante promete una autonomía de 100 km com una pequeña carga de 7 kWh. Lumeneo afirma que el motor eléctrico tiene una duración de 200.000 kilómetros.


Lumeneo Smera City EV on Sale Now in Paris for $24,500

The Lumeneo Smera, a French built pint sized electric car went on sale earlier this month for $24,500.

The Smera was on display for its first public viewing at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show. Since then, it has made a few appearances throughout the world with stops in France and Monaco.

The Smera is powered by a 144 volt lithium-ion battery system that Lumeneo claims can scoot the tiny car to 60 mph in 8 seconds and propel it to a top speed of 80 mph. It has a range of 90 miles on a single charge.

Currently, the Smera is only on sale in Paris, but the company plans to open Lumeneo shops next year in several major European cities to increase the reach of the company and hopefully sell more vehicles.

Buying an electric car is very different from a petrol one. The entry price is expensive because of the batteries, but it is balanced by the low cost of the maintenance and energy: 70 euros = 10 000 Km.

Many countries offer financial helps to people buying an electrical car. With your familly car, you may burn 7 liters/100 km in sub-urban and urban transportation.

If you drive an average 60 km per day going to your office and back home, that means you drive 13 800 km each year, alone with your briefcase and you will burn 970 liters of petrol. Considering the european prices, you should pay for this petrol from 1200 to 1300 euro each year.

With a Smera, that will only cost 95-105 euro. 5 years : 5000 euro at least, with the current petrol price.

With its 2m40 of length and 80cm broad, Smera is in the right dimensions to cruise the city, well protected. The side shoulder brings a strong visual signature. Each surface of the body is at the same time beautiful and functional.

The heart of SMERA is a central electronic system. It manages the whole information of the vehicle, starting from the signals provided by an integrated inertial system.

According to the dynamic parameters of the car, the turning curves, the selected driving mode and the road quality, it determines the optimal tilting angle.

It is a servo-motor with D.C. current controlled by the calculator which fulfils this function automatically by moving the cabin and the 4 wheels.

The driver does not have to worry about the balance of the vehicle, without any need of training. SMERA offers an easy and intuitive handling, an amazing driving sensation.

The use of electric motors with a group of batteries is the most earth friendly technology. Of course, there is no pollution, no C02 gas, no smoke, no noise.

Each motor weighs less 30Kg and is made up to 98 % of pure metals, aluminium, copper and iron. Its recycling is simple. An electrical car also avoids all the pollution created by a thermal engine car: oils, catalytic exhausts, heavy metals.


Ecological, the electrical solution is also economic. The Lumeneo motors were developed to meet precisely the needs of SMERA and to optimize the weight/power ratio. You just need 7kWh for driving 100 kilometers.

Each braking action is transformed into energy by the alternator and goes up in the batteries, increasing the autonomy of Smera.


The brushless motors offer the advantage to have no friction parts that makes it possible to have no maintenance and an excellent reliability.

The electric motors are designed for a 200 000 km lifetime. Only one moving piece: the inside rotor on its ball bearings.

The electronic differential

Each electric motor is managed by a specific driving controller, equipped with high power IGBT. The central UC supervises the controllers via the CAN bus.

Our electronic differential manages each millisecond the rates and the couples of the engines, so SMERA can easily turn. SMERA is also able to make regenerative bracking.

The Belts

The SMERA use high performance belts with automatic centering. It is the best technical solution to have the lightest transmission, with a very good reliability.

Under operation, their light characteristic rustle is the only sound signature of a Smera.

Easy to use

Thanks to its integrated charger and cable, Smera can be reloaded in your garage, your garden, public carparks…in fact in all the domestic plugs (230 V 16A).

It is a new way of life to connect in the evening and to disconnect in the morning, to have every day your maximum autonomy. You will not have to wait anymore for reaching the oil station, you will not have to wait anymore while filling your tank, no more bad smell on your hands, no more expensive billing.


Of course driving an electrical car means no pollution, no green effect gas, no smoke, and no noise. The recycling of the batteries is today a perfectly controlled process in specialized centers. Lumeneo will do it for you.


Electricity is also a clever answer: once the batteries bought, the electric energy is economic compare to gasoline. With a refill of 10 kWh, you can drive an average 150 km in SMERA, that is to say a cost of less than one Euro / 100 Km in Europe. Furthermore, the SMERA’s battery is reloaded by each braking.

The Lithium batteries are designed to work at least 10 years, even of daily use. Check out your local bonus for buying a 100% electric car.


La Lumeneo Smera débarque dans nos rues

Cette deux places électrique construite par une entreprise française dispose d’une autonomie de 150 kilomètres et se recharge sur secteur. Mais son prix de 24 500 euros est très élevé.

A mi-chemin entre la voiture et le scooter, la Lumeneo Smera est un véhicule électrique deux places qui avait été présenté pour la première fois au salon de Genève en 2008. Son constructeur, une entreprise française créée en 2006, dévoilera la version finale lors du rassemblement Sport et Collection qui a lieu sur le circuit du Val de Vienne au Vigeant les 5, 6 et 7 juin prochain. Ce sera l’occasion de lancer la commercialisation, alors que les commandes pouvaient être prises depuis février dernier.

Destinée à se jouer des embouteillages en ville tout en préservant l’environnement, la Smera affiche cependant sur le papier des chiffres plutôt impressionnants : le 0-100 km/h en 8 secondes, une vitesse maximale de 130 km/h et une autonomie proche de 150 kilomètres. C’est mieux que l’actuelle version du Kangoo électrique ! Les batteries lithium-ion couplées à deux moteurs électriques de 20 chevaux chacun se rechargent directement sur secteur, via une prise 220 volts.

Le tarif est par contre très élevé pour un tel véhicule : 24 500 euros, prime écologique déduite. Le constructeur développe par contre l’argument des économies d’usage, arguant que 10 000 kilomètres parcourus ne reviennent qu’à 70 euros d’électricité contre 775 euros d’essence avec une voiture thermique.