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Aptera Motors
Aptera Motors designed and manufactured efficient commuter vehicles utilizing streamlined aerodynamic designs, lightweight composite structures and unique drive systems. Aptera's aim was to deliver vehicles that were attainable and efficient. The Aptera 2e was an all-electric, three-wheeled two-seater that got the equivalent of 200-plus miles per gallon.
Aptera
Founded:
2006
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Aptera 2e
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The Aptera 2e, an ultra-efficient passenger vehicle combining the lowest possible aerodynamic drag with super strong, light weight composites and highly-efficient propulsion systems, visits the Idealab offices in Pasadena, CA. View photos >
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Jay Leno: "Finally, a cool-looking electric car."

May 20, 2009  |  USA Today

If you’re the kind of person who loves to be the center of attention, the Aptera 2e is the car for you.

April 21, 2009  |  Wired

Sleek electric car gets great mileage and a lot of attention.

March 20, 2009  |  ABC World News

An exclusive drive of an aerodynamically slick electric vehicle that looks to change the world, three wheels at a time.

February 13, 2009  |  Road & Track

Automotive Equation: aerodynamic design + lightweight composite-fiber body + real-world experience = a new, ultra-efficient automotive category.

October 15, 2008  |  Popular Mechanics
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