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The Aptera prototype will go for up to 330 miles on a gallon of gas thanks to an aerodynamic design and the lightweight composites that make up the chassis.

Official Websites


Fueling America - Two engineers built a prototype of a very fuel-efficient car in their spare time. KFMB's Spencer Washburn reports. 1.47 Minutes. (CNN Report > KFMB CBS 8 June 5, 2008)


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Popular Mechanics Aptera Test Drive - Read more at (YouTube December 22, 2007)

See also

YouTube > Aptera - at least 23 videos listed

In the News

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Directory:Fuel Efficiency > Directory:Hybrid Vehicles > Directory:Aptera > Aptera Unveils 200-mpg 2E Prototype - On Wednesday, Aptera unveiled a design-intent prototype of the Aptera 2E. The all-electric vehicle—which was hours away from being shipped to Detroit to compete for the Directory:X Prize:Automotive—wears a number of outwardly visible alterations from the earlier Typ-1 e prototype that will make it more suitable for daily use. (Popular Mechanics ?Apr 15, 2010?)
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Top 10 New World-Changing Innovations of the Year - Steve Fambro asked “What would a vehicle with no drag look like?” The Aptera Typ-1e, which should be available by the end of 2008, became Fambro’s answer. It could prove revolutionary, opening up a new automotive category of ultra-high-mileage automobiles designed for real-world drivers and—at $30,000—priced for them, too. (Video on link) (Popular Mechanics Oct. 17, 2008)

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Aptera's Super-MPG Electric Typ-1 e: Exclusive Video Test Drive - PM hits the streets and gets looked at more than ever before, then heads to the shop for first-look details on a futuristic car so efficient it’ll make your jaw drop. The good news? It’s coming next year. (Popular Mechanics Dec. 21, 2007)

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Aptera Is Now Accepting Orders - Aptera is now accepting orders for their lightweight three wheeled hybrid car made of composite materials. It is estimated to achieve 300 mpg fuel efficiency and a 95 mph top speed at a price of less than $30,000. (AutoblogGreen Sep. 28, 2007)

Aptera's Prototype Unveiled - Aptera Motors last week unveiled a working prototype of their diesel-electric hybrid car that will get 230 mpg at 55 mph. An all electric version will be available with a 150 mile range using NiZn batteries. Estimated price is $20,000. (TreeHugger Mar. 15, 2007)

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330 MPG Aptera Hybrid - The Aptera prototype, which is halfway to completion, will go for up to 330 miles on a gallon of gas thanks to an aerodynamic design and the lightweight composites that make up the chassis. (PESN Jan. 21, 2006)