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My New Car

Posted by on 25 Apr 2009 | Tagged as: automotive

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Its been two years since Aptera – a new electric car company based in southern California – came onto my radar and 18 months since I placed my deposit. And this week I got to see one up close and personal during their visit to Palo Alto. Clearly this car is not for the shy, but its shape is purposeful: slip through the air while sipping power. If only Detroit had taken this to heart a few years ago.

When will it arrive in my garage? They say the first cars will roll off the production line in October and with allocation number 35 (they’ve taken over 4,000 deposits so far) I’m hoping to be driving mine this year. Of course thousands of challenges for a startup to deliver on time, so we shall see…

Aptera – Hundreds of MPG

Posted by on 09 Mar 2008 | Tagged as: automotive

Back in the day, MPH (Miles per Hour) was the benchmark. 0-60. 0-100. Top speed. But these days its MPG – Miles per Gallon. When I first saw the Aptera prototype last year I knew this would be the car for me, and I joined the waiting list the day they started taking deposits.

alternativeenergy.com has a couple of video interviews. Check ’em out! If you want to find out more, AutoBlogGreen has extensive coverage. And of course you can visit the company web site at www.aptera.com.