Like something right out of a vintage Popular Mechanics, an automotive start up named Aptera managed to attract quite a bit of attention for itself earlier in 2007, when its concept car turned as many heads for its space age looks as it did for its promised 200 MPG range.
Now the company looks to be taking the next step on the long road to production, with it accepting pre-orders for the car, which apparently now boasts a range of 300 MPG in typical driving conditions. What’s more, the company says itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s also readying an all-electric version of the vehicle in addition to the plug-in hybrid model, with promising to last for around 120 miles before needing a recharge.
Both models will also apparently come packed with features, include driver and passenger side airbags, interior and exterior LED lighting, a “solar assisted” climate control system, and an “advanced drive computer” that includes GPS, a rear-view camera, and a complete vehicle diagnostic system.
All of those features come at a bit of a premium over the initially-estimated $20,000 price, however, with the electric and plug-in hybrid models now set to run $26,900 and $29,900, respectively.
If your still aching for this Jetson esque green and clean three wheeler , you can reserve yours now for $500, with the first vehicles promised to be in drivers hands next year at this time.
For a closer look go to http://www.aptera.com/