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The Future of Environmentally Friendly Cars?



The Aptera is a new hybrid prototype vehicle built by Accelerated Composites for Aptera Motors (an Idealab company). This futuristic-looking car combines a super-efficient diesel hybrid engine with an ultralight carbon fiber body to deliver over 200 mpg in hybrid mode, or drive close to 200 miles on a single charge in batteries-only mode.

Surprisingly, Aptera plans to sell it for only $20,000. http://apteramotors.com/ [Aptera Motors] via Geekologie

Interested in something a little bigger? Then check out the Loremo.

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This thing wouldn't survive a Canadian winter, and I have to wonder if it's heavy enough to withstand a strong wind or collision.

How about some 'green' cars that people outside of southern California can drive year-round?
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Why do they always have to make these things all "futuristic"?
That's killing the hybrid industry more than the oil companies.
The first thing I wondered was where's the trunk space. The second thing was where's the people space?
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Not to mention that the wheel housings appear to have about one inch of ground clearance; this thing wouldn't make it over a speed-bump, much less a real pothole.

Still, it looks neat, and 200 mpg is nothing to sneeze at.
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