Car and Driver recently had the chance to test drive two pre-production versions of the Aptera 2e. With the Aptera scheduled to be released in only six months, what can would be buyers expect?
At first sight, the Aptera 2e seems like a futuristic vehicle. Think about the far fetched concepts we see at auto shows every year, the vehicles that never see production and that will give you a good idea of the Aptera. A three wheeled all electric vehicle that appears to be almost plane like in its design. Add a set of wings onto the body and it seems like it could take to flight. But this vehicle is nearly ready for production.
The Aptera 2e is a front engine, front wheel drive 2 passenger hatchback. It carries an electric motor that is powered by a 360 volt lithium battery pack. The 2e tips the scales at only 1,700 pounds and can reach a top speed of 90 mph. The 2e boasts an all electric cruising range of over 100 miles.
How does it drive? First, you must get inside the...