300 MPG Aptera Automobile

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  1. Iraf

    Iraf Snowflake Eel

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    yeah, my family expenditure on gas right now is higher than the payment on my 08 sport trac

    if these go on sale in OK i may be pickin one up...

    biggest concern here is we have potholes bigger than that car, i think OK has the worst roads in the country
     
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  3. Matt Rogers

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    Unfortunately they are only selling them in California at this time. Perhaps you can do some creative shipping. :)

    No idea. Watching the factory tour video I posted yesterday, I'd say it's gonna be a year or more.
     
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    Aptera’s electric vehicle will come with an airbag, but instead of your typical front airbag, it’s in the seatbelt—a design very common to aircraft. The belt looks and operates like a standard one, but the airbag is stored in the lap-belt portion of the seatbelt, deploying up and away from the seat occupant.
     
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  5. Otty

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    So when is yours going to be done Matt???
     
  6. Matt Rogers

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    Not for over a year. Frankly I am seriously considering getting a refund. The most recent press releases and their web site show a price increase of 50%. I will not pay over $30k for this car. I don't think it is worth it. :p
     
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    Plus gas prices have come down from $4+, so there's less need for that now.
     
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    Chevy has that new voltage out now 50mpg and up to 140 on electric I think is what I saw in the press release . Supposed to be pretty impressive car . I'd never buy a new X car , Let them make a few million first. Like the Vega or Pinto aluminum blocks low weight and 40 mpg in 1970's problem was the head decks cracked and the heads warped . I say bring the horse back LOL
     
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    ;D Good one! :p
     
  11. Matt Rogers

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    A Road and Track (positive!) review just came out about the electric version:
    Road & Track Magazine - Exclusive: Aptera 2e (2/2009)

    Funny I got more from this review than the company sends out in their newsletters or on their website. :p I am still not happy about the price increase though. That said, I do like the interior now.
     
  12. Otty

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    So you still getting one Matt???