Stories tagged Aptera typ-1

Jan
01
2008

Loremo near the front in race for 100 mpg X prize

Loremo diesel
Loremo dieselCourtesy Loremo AG
Although the X Prize Foundation has not officially released the rules, competitors are lining up for the Automotive X prize. C/net news has a great slide show about several front runners competing for the multi-million dollar prize. I previously posted about my favorite, the Aptera Typ-1. Recently the diesel powered Loremo has also been a media favorite.

Better than 100 mph and 100 mpg

Unlike the Aptera, the Loremo has four wheels, and seats four adults which are requirements in the Automotive X Prize. The Loremo LS gets better than 100 mpg (and 100 mph) from its 20 HP, 2 cylinder turbo diesel engine. Unlike the $100,00 Tesla, the Loremo is projected to cost only $22,500. The bad news is that the Loremo may not pass the United States emission standards. Check out these links for current info and comments on the Loremo and other Automotive X Prize vehicles (thanks to Eric Boyd).

Nov
20
2007

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

Click this to see more Aptera electric vehicle You Tube videos.

Sources: Jalopnik.com/cars and Aptera.com/details