300 MPG vehicle for under $30K

Aptera Typ-1 electric vehicle
Aptera Typ-1 electric vehicleCourtesy Aptera Motors, Inc.
Aptera Motors, Inc. is now taking reservations (California only) for either its 300 mpg hybrid or its all electric vehicles. The electric version of the Aptera typ-1 is slated for delivery in 2008 with the hybrid model to follow. The all-electric model has a range of 120 miles. The plug-in series hybrid has achieved more than 300 miles per gallon with a range of more than 600 miles.

The Aptera Typ-1 is loaded with safety features.

  • Driver and passenger side airbags
  • Energy absorbing and impact deflecting passenger safety cell
  • Advanced drive computer with GPS navigation, CD/MP3/DVD player, XM
  • Large rear view camera and complete vehicle diagnostic system
  • LED interior and exterior lighting for maximum energy efficiency
  • An RFID (Radio Frequency ID) ? an automatic identification method so a driver never has to pull out their keys to enter or start their Aptera
  • USB port for powering a laptop or charging an MP3 player and other mobile devices

Aptera videos are on You Tube

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Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

pretty sure i would love to have this car..... i for one would not like to buy it but i would love it bought for me!!!!! hahahahahahahahaha

posted on Tue, 11/20/2007 - 11:10am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

its loaded but does it have air con or heat?
how does it do in the cold?
and what happens if you hit a pot hole?
are these the reason why they only will sell it in southern CA and not
northern CA?

posted on Wed, 11/21/2007 - 10:12am
Kaziarl's picture
Kaziarl says:

Most cars, and pretty much any kind of product, are released in a local area to see how people react to it. If it catches on, as I for one hope it well, I'm sure they will offer it in other parts of the country as well. And I'm sure they will make modifications if necessary so that it can be driven in wetter and colder environments, like in the town I live in.

posted on Mon, 01/14/2008 - 12:14am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I'll try and win it on the Price is Right.

posted on Wed, 11/21/2007 - 10:13am
im in school's picture
im in school says:

That is so cool!
I want one!

posted on Wed, 11/21/2007 - 11:45am
ARTiFactor's picture
ARTiFactor says:

Popular Mechanics just released a video of their testing out the Aptera Typ-1 e electric vehicle.

This week we visited Aptera’s headquarters in Carlsbad, Calif., and became the very first outside of the company to hit the street in the Typ-1 e. And, as you can see from the video of our 20-mile test drive above, we’re impressed. Popular Mechanics

Check out the Popular Mechanics link at the end of the quote for lots more excellent information.

posted on Sat, 12/22/2007 - 9:07am
Denis's picture
Denis says:

Can you say "DEATH TRAP"

posted on Tue, 12/25/2007 - 5:17pm
ARTiFactor's picture
ARTiFactor says:

Popular Mechanics has a greater over view titled the Top 10 Early Contenders for the Automotive X Prize complete with projected prices. Which one would you choose?

posted on Fri, 05/02/2008 - 1:45pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

H O A K Y...

give me one of those other EV's any day of the week. i'm not driving a tear drop no matter what!

although i really appreciate the technology! is probably the best so far! can't wait till they start releasing those puppies!

posted on Wed, 07/23/2008 - 11:01pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

holy crap is this a joke

posted on Thu, 07/31/2008 - 7:56am
j-squad's picture
j-squad says:

its a god idea and all but why in a country of dept would u spend money on toys

posted on Tue, 09/16/2008 - 4:49pm

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