Aptera Electric Car Works Great, Says Popular Mechanics

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Popular Mechanics test drove the Aptera Super-MPG Electric Typ-1 e. And despite its stupid stupid stupid name it looks like it works great. Capable of achieving 300 miles per gallon in its hybrid version, the $30,000 Aptera is a winner according to them: the electric-only version is stable, practical for daily transport and drives well, all while looking like a prop car from Woody Allen's Sleeper or Logan's Run, especially its '80s-retro-futurist interior:

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Illustration for article titled Aptera Electric Car Works Great, Says Popular Mechanics

For now Aptera is only going to sell their Typ-1 e and future hybrid version cars in California, where everyone is chic and cool, like Jason Chen. [Popular Mechanics]

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guys guys guys...

go to:

[www.aptera.com]

look at their crash-test area. it's amazing. my friend helped build the struts on that car, and he said up-close and personal; you just can't believe how high-quality it is, especially the fact that they finally got a [low] priced concept car to be manufactured so well.

first off, to scrub anyones criticism...

on their website they boast the bubble-like typ-1 recieves around 120mpg. that's a whopping 120 and more than you'll find anywhere else. the starting price for that is somewhere (if i remember right) around 27k. with 27,000 you could buy a brand new honda civic. the second version of this car does indeed reach 300mpg, and even read in a few other reviews that it COULD receive around 330mpg. the price tag for the second version is just under 30k.

whether you like the design or not, just understand that a concept/pseudo-kit care like this could easily be in the 80k arena. i mean... com'on! this car is amazing. don't expect to get, ya know, 130k miles on it... but just think of what you'd save instead of getting a civic-hybrid.

now that's awesome ;)