Aptera Motors is a maker of high-efficiency vehicles. Aptera's first product, a three-wheeled two-seater named the Typ-1, is currently under development and the company is accepting pre-orders from California residents. The claimes a long-range fuel efficiency of the hybrid model of 130 mpg at 55 mph, A higher figure of just over 300 mpg is used for shorter (approximately 100 mile) trips, where the pre-charged batteries are able to run the hybrid vehicle for approximately the first 60 miles.
Aptera Motors claims the Typ-1 accelerates from 0–60 mph in less than 10 seconds with a top speed over 85 mph. They have set the price at $26,900 for the all-electric Aptera Local (formerly the Typ-1e, and $29,900 for the plug-in hybrid Aptera Everywhere.
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- 08/08/08 -techcrunch.com