Wednesday, March 14, 2007

230 mile per gallon prototype car

Looks a bit odd for a ground vehicle, but it's got some impressive stats.

"Today, we've learned of another high-mileage vehicle in our midst. The Aptera Motor Company has showed off its Aptera typ-1 which can achieve a remarkable 230MPG while cruising at 55MPH. The Aptera type-1 uses a diesel-electric hybrid powertrain and is able to sprint from 0-60 in under 10 seconds.
Unlike most hybrid automobiles which use Lithium-ion (Li-ion) or Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries, the Aptera typ-1 uses Nickel-zinc (NiZn) batteries. "

No release date in sight, but they estimate it will retail for around $20,000 .

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