• Sep 25, 2009
Aptera 2e final design rendering - Click above to enlarge

As Aptera continues to push forward with the development of its futuristic-looking and innovative 2e electric three-wheeler, it almost seems inevitable that details of the vehicle's official specifications will leak out... this is the internet age after all. True to form, today we get what appears to be a sneak peek at the wingless airplane's final production shape.

At first glance, not much appears all that different from previous iterations of the 2e, but a closer look offers a few important changes. For instance, the vehicle now appears to have fully operational windows for both the driver and passenger that will roll all the way up and down. We also note larger rear side glass and new front wheel spats and rear wheel housings that offer more clearance and flow better with the rest of the body shape.

If this rendering has you interest piqued, you may also be interested in the rumor that Best Buy is planning to carry the three-wheeled electric vehicle once it's ready for sale, which is currently scheduled to take place before the end of 2009. Stay tuned.

[Source: Aptera Forum]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      i'd like to see what the interior design has developed into. i seem to remember sometime back seeing a dash design that was an all one piece glass with all electronic instrumentation, kind of like a wraparound computer touchscreen. different dash instruments could be brought into view with a touch. also the rearview mirror was replaced with a camera view. i thought it was an electric power hogging stretch, but it was definitely eye catching and thought provoking.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think the deep shading between the rear sides and the rear wheel fairing makes the back end look more substantial and like a more radical change than it really is. And the track of the front wheels is difficult to discern from this angle.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If there a burly 6'3" transvestite heading this company? I'd suggest holding off on investing in it.

        • 5 Years Ago
        Wow, Elizabeth Carmichael, right? If this horror-show-on-wheels is a success perhaps he/she will finally rest in peace.
      • 5 Years Ago
      i want a Brabus version... with more creative paint and trim, it could be hot.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I can't imagine the logic of Best Buy selling this vehicle. Best Buy is an electronics store and currently does not even remotely have the infrastructure to service or sell such a vehicle. The expense of equipping the Best Buy stores rather than teaming with existing automobile franchises is absurd. I suspect that while the vehicle itself could be viable, the sales and service plan is suspect.

        • 5 Years Ago
        Best Buy sells electric vehicles already: bikes and Segways. Makes sense.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Not that hard. Sell at best buy, and go to the nearest designated service shop for repairs. This is an EV, so there is very little service or maintenance needed anyway. No point in opening your own service center when it would only be seeing one or two a month.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Best Buy selling these things makes nothing but sense. This will hardly be a high volume vehicle. 5 or 6 years ago people went to places like Best Buy to check out the crazy expensive TVs and then buy one they something they could actually afford. Best Buy gets a traffic attracting sideshow and a new high ticket item to sell to the nut jobs who were paying $10,000+ for TVs a few years ago.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow, this thing really got watered down. A lot shorter and many of the cool design features have simply disappeared. Not sure what's going on here...
      • 5 Years Ago
      This one also has side mirrors while the original didn't and instead had cameras with little monitors on the inside showing the view.

      I believe the production vehicle is going to be way uglier than the concept vehicle we first saw.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This rendering also appears to have more cargo room than the previous versions I've seen. Though that could just be due to the increased glass in the greenhouse.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Eh I like the original one...
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