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Car of Future…

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Daniel Shiplacoff writes:

> After close to four years of being a single-car household, Roger and I
> have decided to reserve an Aptera in hopes it will be our second car
> in 2009. The plug-in hybrid model costs less than $30k and gets over
> 300MPG. If you are driving less than 60 miles on a full charge, it
> doesn’t consume ANY gas. Charging it will take about $2 of energy and
> only 2-4 hours. It’s only being sold in California, is classified by
> the DMV as a motorcycle, and begins production later this year.
> Exciting, no?!
>
> R+D
>

I’m not sure I would fit into this car. I’m not sure I would want to drive it through certain sections of Los Angeles. Next time I get out to see Daniel and Bo, I will have to give it a try.

I must confess I like the idea though.

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2 responses to “Car of Future…

  1. talkgoldcom April 5, 2008 at 6:43 am

    Supposedly it is extremely roomy despite the looks

    Brian
    http://ApteraForum.com

  2. suburbanlife April 5, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    Weird looking – maybe it should be powered like the play cars were so many years ago – by sticking the feet out a hole in the car’s bottom and moving them in a shuffle. If this ‘car’ is labelled a motorcycle, it still means that drivers must pass road-testing to be licensed – which is a good thing. G

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