Aperta Hybrid Car

Aperta Hybrid Car
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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...

Guy Brighton
  • 19 january 2006

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:

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