The last time the three-wheeled Aptera was featured on our site, we promised to keep you abreast of any new information that we found. Thanks to a tip from a reader named Matthew, we are pleased to let you know that Aptera is now accepting orders. Aptera has a Web site here, but there is not a great deal of information or raw-data to be found there. A better source of information is at their MySpace page, which is here. According to this article, Aptera is looking at around 300 miles per gallon along with acceptable performance numbers of about 11 seconds to sixty with a 95 mile per hour top-speed. Totally suitable for a commuter, wouldn't you say? Selling for less than $30,000 each, I can imagine that there would be quite a few takers. Other cool features of the car are the 360 degree visibility afforded by rear-mounted cameras and a solar powered air-conditioning system which will run on sunny days even when the car is turned off, keeping the vehicle comfortable. Awesome!
Weighing 850 pounds unloaded due to the composite structure, the hybrid diesel/electric Aptera should be classified as a motorcycle in most states. Looking very much like a "clipped" airplane, the name seems rather fitting; Aptera means "wingless" in Greek. We look forward to bringing you more information on this machine as soon as we can get it. Click past the break for a few videos of the machine in action!
For more on this new vehicle, be sure to check out our recent interview with Steve Fambro of Aptera!
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