Along with adding more staff, Aptera has been busying redesigning its website in preparation for what is sure to be a busy 2009. The makeover isn't quite finished but there's enough to give a more complete picture of the Aptera 2 series. Originally placed in the neighborhood of $27,000, the price is now stated to range from the mid-$20's to the mid-$40's depending on whether you choose a hybrid or electric (or gasoline?) and which options you want. Safety features such as dual airbags, side impact beams and front impact zone get some emphasis and cabin features are also more defined.

The new renderings released on the site also raise some questions. For instance, the rods going to the front wheels look suspiciously like axles and speculation is rife that the vehicle is now front-wheel, or maybe even all-wheel drive. We'll know for sure by the end of this year when they release the first one into the California wilds. Some things mentioned that we look forward to in 2009 include the ability to tour the factory and take a test drive. We also suspect they will be making an announcement concerning their upcoming 4-wheeled model, code-named Palomar, by spring. Thanks to everyone for the tip!

[Source: Aptera]

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