The aptera car is one big step closer to production. You can actually reserve one of these 300mpg dream machines now for $500 ($26,900-$29,900 full price). I love this color scheme, the mustard on white feels classy and the lines are reminiscent of light aircraft. This is where good design truly becomes important, if you can build enough wow factor into alternative/hybrid energy cars you might just win over some of the SUV crowd. Engadget has more info here or you can visit the Aptera Website. This thing makes me want to trade in the Prius, although the lack of trunk space would be an issue.
Update via Bill Gross himself in the comments:
“Actually, I have a Prius, and I like it a lot. It seats 4, and the Aptera only seats 2.5, but believe it or not, the trunk space in the Aptera is quite generous. The car is pretty long, and there is a lot of space for stuff back there. But I would leave that for you to judge.”
Now that I look at it closer, there’s actually a fair bit of room back there.
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Bill Gross says:October 11, 2007 at 7:14 pm
Actually, I have a Prius, and I like it a lot. It seats 4, and the Aptera only seats 2.5, but believe it or not, the trunk space in the Aptera is quite generous. The car is pretty long, and there is a lot of space for stuff back there. But I would leave that for you to judge.
francis says:October 11, 2007 at 9:02 pm
that is one funky futuristic vehicle. i wonder if that is street legal here in my country.
tommyjolly says:October 12, 2007 at 10:14 am
It’s nice to see some movement in the car industry now.
I don’t like looking at cars with mutual looks. There’s no real iniquity in nowadays car design.
Coincidentally I saw a documentation about the “Delorean” last night, my dream car. It was way ahead of it’s time design wise, and is an icon for the past and the future. The car indeed is the past and the future.
I don’t know what you think about it Scott, but I love it. Gullwing doors, how mint is that? ;)
Horacio says:October 12, 2007 at 4:20 pm
I like the interior design.. is very clean. But the car itself its awful. I agree with tommyjolly, DeLorean it’s a beautiful designed car. I prefer it with the two turbines on the back anyway.. hehe..
texas says:October 26, 2007 at 11:29 am
Waay too progressive for consumers haha. i like it
Ngqabutho says:November 1, 2007 at 9:46 am
Great car design. It s different. The interior design is visually pleasing. I hope to see it in action someday in public.
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