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Aptera, which is Greek for “wingless” is a three-wheel two-seater that boasts to be one of the most fuel efficient cars on the road. Although technically not classified as a car (they’re calling it a motorcycle) the Aptera is in development and the company is taking pre-orders from California residents. It goes from 0-60 in less than 10 seconds and the price tag is as light as the model, they only want $26,900 for the all-electric and $29, 900 for the plug-in hybrid bad boy. This is truly a spaceship on wheels!

Aptera - All electric - 120 Mile range. Top speed 90mph.

The three wheel vehicle (which based on its wheel layout and weight, is registered as a motorcycle) looks more like a household version of a passenger plane, or flying saucer, than a car. Its aerodynamic lines make it hard to believe that it won’t lift off at any second. The company hired the design firm, 'Eleven', led by Jason Hill and Nathan Armstrong.

Aptera and Eleven made impressive strides by developing body styling, interior design, and structural engineering to maximize efficiency using CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics). The company also developed and built advanced suspension and drive train components, and integrated a strong yet lightweight composite shell. The vehicle uses a small, water-cooled EFI Gasoline engine with closed loop oxygen feedback and catalytic converter that is coupled to a lightweight 12KW starter/generator. The result is a very clean and quiet ride, with an acceleration of 0-60 time in 10 seconds. But most impressive is that the car has an astonishing range of 120 miles, and its hybrid version will provide more than than 300 miles per gallon.

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