The Lumeneo Smera is the smallest passenger car I have seen to date. While I like that it is environmentally friendly I don't know if I'd feel comfortable sharing an environment with a Hummer if I were driving one of these, yet that may not be an issue for long. While this little guy is still a concept it is planned to go into production in 2009 and should bare a price tag of between 20-30,000 Euros...
As far as tech specs, this baby runs on two brushless electric motors powered by a Li Ion battery pack which produces no emission and limited noise. It is capable of going 80 mph and has a range of 90 miles on a single charge, and it takes several hours to recharge, which is par for the electric vehicle course. What is particularly cool is the way the Smera turns like a motorcycle by leaning into turns. Before hearing this little tid bit of information I had a picture of it tipping over every time it encountered a gentle curve in the road.
The Smera is relatively safe compared to it's motorcycle cousins boasting some saftey features to keep you in one piece. First of all it doesn't go 220mph like a crotch rocket, plus it is blessed with a rigid aluminum frame, safety cage, 4 disc breaks and seatbelts. I have heard that it is surprisingly roomier than you'd think, although their logo looks like a little guy in a straight jacket seemingly communicating that you'll feel trapped inside.
Final thoughts... Well designed, cool concept, but a little scary small.