And you thought your car gets good mileage.
, a new company out in San Diego, released pictures of its new Aptera prototype, a diesel-electric hybrid
that can get 330 mpg and go 95 mph. It seems that this small, light vehicle would be good for city driving and the company says it's a two-seater. I'm not sure where the passenger sits. The engine specifications make more sense to me: the 12 hp
engine conforms to the California Air Resources Board's strict emissions regulations and the electric system adds 25 hp. Put 'em together and the Aptera can go from 0-60 mph in 11 seconds. The prototype will be making demonstration trips around the U.S. this summer. The company is also repeatedly mentioning the under $20,000 price tag (once the Aptera hits the market) prominently on its website. Not bad for the little rocket, huh?
[Source: Accelerated Composites via Channel4.com]
"A 330 mpg car for everyone"