Aptera : Electricity Meets Aerodynamics

The Aptera is a futuristic gas sipper brought forward into our time. It is available today. The Aptera combines extreme aerodynamics with efficient electric motors to use only 0.33 GPHM while delivering enough performance to do 0 to 60 in about 10 seconds. Top speed is 90 miles per hour. It has a range of 600 miles. Looking at the shape, you can see it is basically an airplane without the wings. Another secret to its very good gas mileage is its low weight. It uses lightweight but strong composites in its body panels giving it a weight about half that of the typical car.

The Aptera is a two seater and obviously has less cargo space than a Ford F150. But for many purposes, that is all you need anyway. One of the best pieces of news about the Aptera is the price tag. Unlike some electric futuristic gas sippers with price tags in the $100,000 range, the Aptera sells for around $30,000. Little by little, the gas sippers of the future are becoming today's reality.

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