If you crave driving an electric car
that looks like an angry locust and are tired of waiting for the new version of the SAM that we told you may be coming
, this may be your lucky day. We have found one of the original 80 prototypes for sale and, though it may be a few years old, it has been much improved! Re-dubbed the "Cree SAM-Evolution II," this baby has had its Zebra batteries replaced by modern lithium iron phosphates (LiFePO4) that give it a much more practical range of 100 miles. Actually, it has two. One for propulsion up to speeds of 60 mph and one for heating and lights. With only 6,524 miles on it, the asking price is a negotiable €24,900 ($32,913.77) which doesn't include shipping from
Germany. Ouch! Kind of makes waiting an extra year for a $25,000 Aptera 2e
seem worth it,no?
If you have your heart set on a SAM and this one is a little out of your budget then consider the adage, "Patience is a virtue." We expect to hear positive news about factory new vehicles
sometime in the next couple months. Bonus video of someone cavorting in the snow with their SAM after the break.