And roll it did. The Orlando Sentinel reported that Avera Motors recently swung open the side door of its warehouse and a small hatchback drove out past 80-odd politicians, financiers, engineers, and space industry executives invited to the unveiling. The start-up automaker further revealed that the unnamed vehicle is expected to get at least 60 miles per gallon and could be launch-ready by 2012. But wait, that's not all. Avera is planning to, at some later point, drop a diesel hybrid powertrain in this vehicle and fully expects that it will top
*UPDATE: The mileage estimate for Avera's diesel hybrid powertrain has been corrected from an inaccurately reported number of 80 mpg to the automaker's actual claimed figure of 90 mpg.
[Source: Orlando Sentinel]