The Aperta Hybrid Car is a concept of a near future car that achieves 330 miles per gallon. It is a 2-seat, 3-wheel serial (bio)diesel hybrid called the Aptera. The...

The Aperta Hybrid Car is a concept of a near future car that achieves 330 miles per gallon.  It is a 2-seat, 3-wheel serial (bio)diesel hybrid called the Aptera. The Aptera weighs 850 lbs and is made almost entirely of lightweight composites (based on Accelerated Composites’ Panelized Automated Composite Construction process). It accelerates from 0–60 mpg in 11 seconds and gets to a top speed of 95 mph. Treehugger wonders if the safety issue will scare people off:

The real problem is: Even if we can make very efficient vehicles with radical new designs, how do we get them on the road? How do we make the transition from our current breed of heavy metal machines to small aerodynamic composite-materials hybrids (and fuel cells) without having both types share the pavement?

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