Aptera 2e

 
Aptera: It's Baaaaaaaaack! (We'll Believe It When We See it)

Aptera: It's Baaaaaaaaack! (We'll Believe It When We See it)

This story is now a couple of weeks old, but we haven't hurried to publish it. The gist is that the unique Aptera three-wheeled electric car is supposedly going to be reborn, and will return to the U.S. market sometime next year. A new company, Aptera USA, purchased the assets of the old Aptera... read more

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Aptera 2e

RIP Aptera: Lessons For Startup Electric-Car Companies

On Friday, Aptera CEO Paul Wilbur sent out an email with the news that the Aptera 2e -- the all-electric, two-seat, ultra-efficient car we’ve awaited for nearly five... read more December 5, 2011 by 3


 
Aptera's New Website (Screenshot)

Aptera: There’s Something Coming, But We Can’t Tell You What

In the electric auto industry there are three types of car companies: Those who bring a successful electric car to market, those who bring an unsuccessful electric car to... read more October 26, 2011 by 8


 
Aptera 2e, photo by Jason H. Harper

Aptera CEO: We’re Not Dead, Just Moving, Okay?

Aptera Motors - the Californian automaker which has been telling us for five years that it would revolutionize the world of electric vehicles - might be refunding each and... read more August 16, 2011 by 2


 
Aptera 2e development prototype at company offices in Vista, California

Futuristic Electric-Car Dream Dead? Aptera To Refund Deposits

It was great while it lasted, but the dream of being able to buy a sleek, three-wheeled Aptera 2e electric car seems to be receding into the distance. A month ago, the... read more August 13, 2011 by 11


 
Aptera 2e production intent vehicle

Aptera Answers Our Questions, Shares No New Information

Last week we told you that Aptera Motors had temporarily halted its online reservation system for its three-wheeled, two seat, ultra-efficient 2e electric car. Unusually... read more July 18, 2011 by 4


 
Aptera Reservation Webpage Taken off line.

Want an Aptera? You Can’t Reserve One (For Now)

Remember Aptera, the firm whose futuristic three-wheeled, two-seat 2e electric vehicle promised to revolutionize the way we travelled back in 2007? After a series of... read more July 12, 2011 by 8


 
Aptera 2e development prototype at company offices in Vista, California

Aptera Struggles Toward Production Of 3-Wheel Electric Car, Maybe

One of the most remarkable--and most delayed--of the promised new generation of electric cars is the three-wheeled Aptera 2e. The unusual, highly aerodynamic vehicle was... read more May 19, 2011 by 4


 
Aptera 2e

Aptera Ditches San Diego As Home of Electric Car Factory, Blames Economics

Remember Aptera, the plucky San Diego firm responsible for the three wheeled Aptera 2e electric car which resembles an airplane but is technically a motorcycle? After the... read more May 18, 2011 by 10


 
Aptera 2e production intent vehicle

What Ever Happened To...? 5 Electric Cars We Should Have by Now

Nissan may have got heat recently for its long, drawn out and significantly delayed rollout of the 2011 Nissan Leaf, but it isn’t the only company struggling to fulfil... read more March 11, 2011 by 12


 
Li-Ion Motors Wave II, Progressive Automotive X-Prize winner.

Good Sports: How The Auto X-Prize Became A Lesson In Sharing

As your mother probably told you, it’s polite to share. But while we’ve all probably shared candy, the occasional pretzel and perhaps even a car into work, how... read more October 20, 2010 by 0


 
Aptera 2e production intent vehicle

Aptera 2e Prototype: First Drive

As electric cars make their way to market, one funky little vehicle has captured plenty of attention for its unusual looks. That would be the Aptera 2e. The car is more than... read more October 11, 2010 by 5


 
Li-Ion Motors Wave II, Progressive Automotive X-Prize winner.

BREAKING: Aptera Loses Automotive X-Prize, Li-Ion Motors Triumphant

For the past few years, small and medium-sized automakers have looked towards the prestige of winning the Progressive Insurance Auto-X Prize. for the X-Prize. Initially set... read more September 16, 2010 by 14


 
2011 Coda Sedan prototype - charging socket

Electric Car Buying Guide

We've been watching it roll closer for years, and now it's all but here: A new era of electric cars. Just three or four months from now, the first highway-capable electric... read more August 4, 2010 by 3


 
Aptera 2e during Automotive X-Prize handling tests, from Consumer Reports video on YouTube

After The Auto X-Prize, What Next For Aptera's Electric Car?

 Will video and time kill the Aptera star? Will Detroit? Or will the Auto X-Prize pull the final punch? As the field has been whittled down from 136 to just 9 contenders for... read more August 2, 2010 by 14


 
Aptera 2e, photo by Jason H. Harper

Electric Vehicles Rule 100MPGe Auto X-Prize, Fighting For $10m Prize

 While Nissan and Chevrolet fight it out to become the number one consumer electric vehicle of 2010, six electric vehicle companies most consumers will have never heard of... read more July 27, 2010 by 1


 

 
 

 
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