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Aptera fixes infamous opening door safety issue by simply recessing a button

Automotive X Prize Shakedown Stage showing Aptera 2e in action

Aptera 2e needed 40 attempts to clear Automotive X-Prize's accident avoidance test

The Aptera 2e has been driven on roads before, but the team from California can't be too pleased with the results of the first accident avoidance test yesterday: the vehicle needed 40 tries before passing, which might explain why the 2e was missing from the big press conference in Lansing.

Compared to Jay Leno's Big Dog Garage, you park in a Superfund site

No matter which side of the whole Tonight Show host debacle you were on, you still secretly love Jay Leno for his extensive car and motorcycle collection, right? Moreover, you gotta admire his support of green car technologies from plug-in electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles like the Nik Bristow

Report: Aptera raises $9.8 million in new funding, investors not disclosed

SoCalTech is reporting that Aptera Motors has filed information regarding new funding coming in to the company. According to the report, Aptera has raised an additional $9.8 million to help produce its lightweight Aptera 2e vehicle. Six investors have reportedly chosen to pu

Aptera clarifies production plans, will not export Chinese-built vehicles to U.S.

Following a recent trip to Shanghai by Aptera CEO Paul Wilbur, we heard news that the company was looking to build the sleek, three-wheeled vehicle in China. Because, "the message got somewhat lost in translation" with the interview Wilbur did with Automotive News China, the latest Aptera newsletter clarifies what he said to

Aptera to hold press conference on future outlook next month

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Spy Shots: Aptera prototype spotted wearing peculiar modifications

It certainly hasn't been smooth sailing for the Aptera crew over the last few months. From the news that cash is running low and the company's original founders are taking an extended leave from their duties, questions about Aptera's ability to deliver its aerodynamic three-wheeler are running rampant. Still, there's obviously something going on

Aptera Update: Backstory uglier than we knew?

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Aptera update: Vacation instead of ousters?

We're still waiting for an official response from Aptera Motors on the ouster of top company members Steve Fambro, Chris Anthony and others, but Popular Mechanics has been able to get a bit more information about the "boardroom showdown" and it may not be as bad Sebastian Blanco

More on the trouble at Aptera, cash may be running out

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Aptera officially resubmits application for DOE loan

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President signs bill expanding ATVM program to three wheelers

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Production Aptera 2e leaked again on forum

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Washington debates if the Aptera 2e should be considered a car

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