The interior is said to be slightly larger than that of the Mini Cooper and upcoming Chevrolet Volt, with 24cu-ft of storage space on board – more than a Honda Accord. Inside, there is a new electronic interface dubbed Eva, which will control the infotainment, heating and air controls, and other electronic systems, as well as a couple of cup holders and soy-based seats.
Some of the car’s specs include: a 1,500lb (680kg) curb weight, a charge time of eight hours, a battery pack with 10-13kWh charge, and a range of up to 100mi (160km) per charge (for an all-electric model). A wide range of equipment, including keyless entry, tire-pressure monitoring system and more will be equipped as standard.
Aptera plan to build several different versions of the 2e, including a regular gasoline model, as well as a plug-in hybrid and the all-electric model. The first vehicles, which are thought to be the all-electric model, are expected to be delivered this October.
The 2e will have an expected cost between $25,000 and $45,000. Initial sales of the all-electric version will solely be in California, with plans to distribute the Aptera to the rest of the United States by late 2010.
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