Aptera

  • Jay Leno checks out a prototype for Aptera's 1,000-mile electric vehicle

    Aptera's electric three-wheeler is slated to enter production in 2022 with a starting price of $25,900.

  • Design for new Aptera electric car, Aug 2019
    Aptera claims its solar-powered electric three-wheeler needs no charging

    Aptera says its three-wheeled electric car can be charged by solar energy alone.

  • Design for new Aptera electric car, Aug 2019
    Aptera to return with 1,000-mile EV?

    The new Aptera is looking at lightweight construction, in-wheel motors, and the latest battery tech to deliver an EV with 1,000 miles of range.

  • Aptera 2e
    Aptera closes its doors

    Californian green car startup Aptera promised a lot over the years but delivered nothing more than a handful of prototypes and a lot of broken dreams. Late last week the company announced that it was closing its doors for good, citing a lack of resources as the reason behind its decision. Aptera...

  • Aptera 2e, photo by Jason H. Harper
    Aptera 2e Release Date Pushed Back Until 2010

    Aptera claims that it already has 4,000 deposits for the 2e.

  • Aptera 2e interior sketch teaser
    Aptera releases teaser sketch for 2e interior

    In March of last year, Aptera announced it had done all the development necessary to head to production, and that all it needed was to move into acquiring the right equipment and workforce to do so. Soon after the company revealed that a new infusion of $24 million in cash had been acquired, and...

  • Aptera 2e plug-in hybrid

    In March of last year, Aptera announced it had done all the development necessary to head to production, and that all it needed was to move into acquiring the right equipment and workforce to do so. Soon after the company revealed that a new infusion of $24 million in cash had been acquired, and then Aptera revealed an updated design for the original Typ-1 called the 2e. Now Aptera has released full details for the second-gen 2e at the Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) Conference underway in Palm Springs, California. Some of the highlights of the newly revealed specifications sheet...

  • Aptera Typ-1 300MPG plug-in hybrid for less than $30k
    Aptera Typ-1 300-mpg plug-in hybrid for less than $30,000

    A small company in California claims to have done the impossible by developing an all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle for under $30,000 that can achieve a fuel economy of 300mpg (0.784L/100km). The cars were developed by Aptera, and first deliveries of the all-electric version are slated for...

  • The Aptera 330mpg concept car
    Aptera 330-mpg concept car: First look

    A small American company has designed a two-seat passenger car that will achieve up to 330 mpg and sell for under $20,000. The lightweight composite, hybrid car will post this fuel efficiency in normal city and highway driving and demonstrate acceleration and handling similar to that of a Honda...

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