Pre-order the Aptera electric three-wheeled hybrid… car thing

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But only if you want to become known as the town eccentric. Clocking up a smug environmentalist’s dream 230mpg and maxing out at 55mph, the hybrid electro/diesel freakshow is available for pre-order now – although it’ll cost around £15,000 for Americans to buy when it starts shipping in 12 months time.

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The kids from the estate will have a field day with that when you leave it unattended. More information about its specs and pre-ordering one can just about be found on the Aptera web site, but it’s a horrendous Flash-based nightmare that commits the ULTIMATE WEB SITE CRIME of automatically resizing your browser. That’s got to be costing them quite a few sales.

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Gary Cutlack

4 comments

  • Hello

    I am a third year engineering student doing a review on Hybrid Vehicles. therefore i would like to ask if you can let me know about the literature or information you have availablle, it would be helpfull if i know whats available or give a suggestion where i should look.
    I look forward to your reply
    thanks

    regards

    Zarghum Badar

  • Gary Cutlack, please get your facts straight. The world is filled with to much misinformation already. The top speed is actually 95 MPH.
    eversaw:
    You have the option to buy a pure electric version with a range of 120 miles that takes only a few hours to charge, for under $27,000. Or for $30,000 you can get a plug-in series hybrid version with a gas generator/range extender. Both should be available in 2008, and you can preorder/reserve one now!

  • Gary Cutlack, please get your facts straight. The world is filled with to much misinformation already. The top speed is actually 95 MPH.
    eversaw:
    You have the option to buy a pure electric version with a range of 120 miles that takes only a few hours to charge, for under $27,000. Or for $30,000 you can get a plug-in series hybrid version with a gas generator/range extender. Both should be available in 2008, and you can preorder/reserve one now!

  • I know it can drive on the freeway, but does it fly also? It looks like it should. I’ve been rooting for electrics… is this a plug-in hybrid or one of those hybrids that runs a gas generator? I’m looking for electrics that you can buy today and the only thing that seems reasonable is the 40 MPH Xebra from Zap for about $10,000. I saw that this could be available by next year, but Tesla said the same thing and now they are delayed another 6 – 18 mos.

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