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The Aptera 2e: An Electrifying 3-Wheeler

Monday January 26th, 2009 at 8:11 AM
Posted by: m35man

Aptera 2eA futuristic looking electric car with three wheels, called the Aptera 2e, is supposed to start production in October. Aptera Motors describes their 2e as a two-seat commuter vehicle that will feature a driving range of more than 100 miles per charge, go from zero to 60 m.p.h. in under 10 seconds and hit speeds of 90 m.p.h.

The Vista, Calif., company is one of several new start-ups hoping to sell electric cars. The 2e will be sold only in California initially with plans to sell it elsewhere in the United States by late 2010. Aptera gave a wide range for the price–$25,000 to $45,000.

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Aptera Delays Deliveries to October 2009

Friday January 9th, 2009 at 10:11 AM
Posted by: tonyb

ApteraAptera, three wheeled darling of the alt car set (and prop in the upcoming Star Trek movie) has said they will be pushing back their planned early-2009 first deliveries until October of this year. Originally, Aptera was planning to have the first, er, cars (although they technically register as a motorcycles, thanks to the three-wheel configuration) to customers by the end of 2008, that slipped to early 2009, but now they’ve gotten more realistic and have moved their first delivery date to later this year.

Aptera expects to have a “production-intent” vehicle done and ready to go within ten days, but that one is staying with the company for test & evaluation purposes.

The reasons for the delay all seem to be engineering based, fiddling with this minor design problem or that. these include resolving such issues as the ability to grab some food from a drive-through window, and switching from rear to front wheel drive,

Volume production for retail deliveries is now scheduled for October 1, 2009.

Make it so? Engage?

Source: AutoBlogGreen

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