Aptera: A New Generation Vehicle

The Aptera Typ-1 is new concept vehicle being made by the California based company Aptera. It’s actually a vehicle, not a car and technically classified as a motorcycle. The vehicle looks a little weird at first as it only has 3 wheels, but I dug a little further to find out more information about it.

The New Aptera Typ-1

The Typ-1 will come in two varieties, the all electric version and a plug-in hybrid-diesel version. The electric model has an approximate range of 120 miles when the battery is properly draining. That is not bad considering the average daily commute for Americans is under 20 miles per way. The plug-in hybrid version get 300 miles/gallon when traveling 120 miles in a day. That incredible compared to the current hybrid cars available. Since the average person only travels closer to 50 miles per day, the mpg raises to about 500!! That’s what i call truly gas efficient.

After hearing about this car on the radio several times, I am convinced that it will succeed. You can hold up to 15 bags of groceries. One really awesome feature about this car is that it has a fan that will maintain the temperature of the car to the temperature outside. This is done through a fan that will automatically start when you leave you car and is completely controlled through a solar panel on top of the car. The problem with a lot of cars that are available that get really high mileage or are electric is the price. This car ranges anywhere from $27,000 – $30,000 depending on the model you buy. That really makes this car much more affordable for the average person.

There are a few downsides to this car. The biggest is that it is not yet available to the entire nation because Aptera is such a small company. Also, the car can only fit two people and an infant. If you have a big family, this car is out of the question. You also have to charge the battery nightly that will cost you about $1-$2 of electricity to do so.  That still saves the huge gas costs we are currently paying.

If you really want to get a hold of this car and live in the state of California, you can reserve one for only $500 at https://aptera.com/reserve.php. It would be awesome if this car was made available to all states in the next few years and the priced dropped a little further. Even though the more practical model of the Aptera still uses gasoline, I think it is the first step to eliminating our reliance on gasoline.

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