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Surrey fleet takes delivery of UK’s first Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid

Surrey-based eco-business Naked Energy is set to see impressive fuel economy and low emissions after taking delivery of the UK’s first V60 Plug-In Hybrid.

The company is a British design and innovation business developing its own hybrid solar technology and finance director Nick Simmons believes the eco-friendly Volvo reflects the technology and ethos of Naked Energy’s own hybrid so More

Surrey-based eco-business Naked Energy is set to see impressive fuel economy and low emissions after taking delivery of the UK’s first V60 Plug-In Hybrid.

The company is a British design and innovation business developing its own hybrid solar technology and finance director Nick Simmons believes the eco-friendly Volvo reflects the technology and ethos of Naked Energy’s own hybrid so More

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2014 BMW i3 Electric Car Price: How Much Will It Cost?

With the 2014 BMW i3 electric car launch getting closer, the rumor mill is heating up.

BMW will unveil its first production battery electric car at next week’s Geneva Motor Show, after showing a number of concept cars in both four-door and coupe forms.

It has already given rides in BMW i3 test cars to a handful of lucky journalists (not us, sadly).

We know the basic spec More

With the 2014 BMW i3 electric car launch getting closer, the rumor mill is heating up.

BMW will unveil its first production battery electric car at next week’s Geneva Motor Show, after showing a number of concept cars in both four-door and coupe forms.

It has already given rides in BMW i3 test cars to a handful of lucky journalists (not us, sadly).

We know the basic spec More

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USA: Formula E electric car racing series is launched by FIA

In the world of motor racing the internal combustion engine is king.

Circuits around the world regularly echo to the earsplitting howl of racing V10s and V12s at full throttle. But perhaps, not for much longer.

Motorsport’s governing body, the Federation Internationale de lR More

In the world of motor racing the internal combustion engine is king.

Circuits around the world regularly echo to the earsplitting howl of racing V10s and V12s at full throttle. But perhaps, not for much longer.

Motorsport’s governing body, the Federation Internationale de lR More

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Aptera Electric Car Company Rises from Its Ashes: A Rescue by the Sleeping Dragon Source: Clean Technica (http://s.tt/1cu3V)

The phoenix and a dragon is a common motif on Chinese pottery, often used as wedding gifts. Aptera (a wingless bird) is an electric car company that ceased operations in December after many setbacks, but its ideas and assets have taken flight again, pur More

The phoenix and a dragon is a common motif on Chinese pottery, often used as wedding gifts. Aptera (a wingless bird) is an electric car company that ceased operations in December after many setbacks, but its ideas and assets have taken flight again, pur More

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Aptera: It’s Baaaaaaaaack! (We’ll Believe It When We See it)

This story is now a couple of weeks old, but we haven’t hurried to publish it.

The gist is that the unique Aptera three-wheeled electric car is supposedly going to be reborn, and will return to the U.S. market sometime next year.

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This story is now a couple of weeks old, but we haven’t hurried to publish it.

The gist is that the unique Aptera three-wheeled electric car is supposedly going to be reborn, and will return to the U.S. market sometime next year.

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Aptera Electric Car Investment

China Saves U.S. Electric Car Startup
By Jeff Siegel
Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
A vehicle with a 200 MPGe has just been saved from the scrapheap.

Aptera Motors has been through a lot in trying to get its ultra-sleek Aptera 2e off the ground, including, but not limited to completely running out of money and being denied a $150 million loan from the Energy Department.
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China Saves U.S. Electric Car Startup
By Jeff Siegel
Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
A vehicle with a 200 MPGe has just been saved from the scrapheap.

Aptera Motors has been through a lot in trying to get its ultra-sleek Aptera 2e off the ground, including, but not limited to completely running out of money and being denied a $150 million loan from the Energy Department.
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USA: Futuristic electric vehicle to be built in Santa Rosa


A prototype of a futuristic automobile by Aptera that will be assembled in Santa Rosa, Friday May 11, 2012. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

A Sonoma developer plans to assemble futuristic More


A prototype of a futuristic automobile by Aptera that will be assembled in Santa Rosa, Friday May 11, 2012. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

A Sonoma developer plans to assemble futuristic More

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USA/China: 200 MPGe Aptera electric car saved by Chinese-American partnership

It looks like an airplane without wings and has had some trouble getting off the ground, but the Aptera 2e may finally be ready for liftoff.
The ultra-aerodynamic electric vehicle promised to deliver the equivalent of more than 200 MPG, but the company behind it ran o More

It looks like an airplane without wings and has had some trouble getting off the ground, but the Aptera 2e may finally be ready for liftoff.
The ultra-aerodynamic electric vehicle promised to deliver the equivalent of more than 200 MPG, but the company behind it ran o More

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USA: Santa Rosa said to be home for reborn Aptera electric roadster

Rick Deringer is consulting with Aptera USA on bringing 5,000 Aptera 2 model electric cars to Santa Rosa for final assembly by late 2012.

SANTA ROSA — A Chinese vehicle manufacturer recently purchased the Aptera electric roadster project, which underwent a highly visible shutdown in Dece More

Rick Deringer is consulting with Aptera USA on bringing 5,000 Aptera 2 model electric cars to Santa Rosa for final assembly by late 2012.

SANTA ROSA — A Chinese vehicle manufacturer recently purchased the Aptera electric roadster project, which underwent a highly visible shutdown in Dece More

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USA: Aptera is back, with resurrection of the three wheel electric vehicle planned by Zaptera

Last winter Aptera died suddenly dashing hopes that the company’s iconic three wheel electric car/motorcycle would ever be sold, those hopes are being reawakened by a new company, Zaptera, that plans to go straight to production with sales commencing in early 2013.

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Last winter Aptera died suddenly dashing hopes that the company’s iconic three wheel electric car/motorcycle would ever be sold, those hopes are being reawakened by a new company, Zaptera, that plans to go straight to production with sales commencing in early 2013.

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USA: Why electric-car startup Aptera collapsed, a complete chronology

t’s not the best photo, but it means a lot to the 19 people in it.

Posed in front of a mirrored glass office building under a colorful logo, they are the final employees of the now-defunct electric-car start More

t’s not the best photo, but it means a lot to the 19 people in it.

Posed in front of a mirrored glass office building under a colorful logo, they are the final employees of the now-defunct electric-car start More

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USA: Aptera issued statement regarding false allegation

Aptera Motors Inc.
Thursday December 8, 2011

There have been several recent videos posted on YouTube showing the demolition of a small number of untrimmed Aptera vehicle bodies. The videos were taken approximately eight months ago at Aptera’s Oceanside facility, which the company officially exited in May 2011. However, the posters of these videos have tried to portray these cl More

Aptera Motors Inc.
Thursday December 8, 2011

There have been several recent videos posted on YouTube showing the demolition of a small number of untrimmed Aptera vehicle bodies. The videos were taken approximately eight months ago at Aptera’s Oceanside facility, which the company officially exited in May 2011. However, the posters of these videos have tried to portray these cl More

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USA: Three-Wheeled EV excitement is alive at Epic EV

Aptera

Three-Wheeled EV excitement is alive at Epic EV

While the page has turned on the Aptera 3-wheeled EV, the promise of exciting 3-wheel vehicles is alive and well at EPIC EV, the California based ma More

Aptera

Three-Wheeled EV excitement is alive at Epic EV

While the page has turned on the Aptera 3-wheeled EV, the promise of exciting 3-wheel vehicles is alive and well at EPIC EV, the California based ma More

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USA: Electric car maker Aptera goes belly up

Updated: 9:42 p.m. to correct the title of Marques McCammon. Aptera, once one of the most fascinating electric-car makers on the horizon with a wild egg-shaped, three-wheel prototype, is calling it quits.

The company only raised about $40 million of the $150 million it w More

Updated: 9:42 p.m. to correct the title of Marques McCammon. Aptera, once one of the most fascinating electric-car makers on the horizon with a wild egg-shaped, three-wheel prototype, is calling it quits.

The company only raised about $40 million of the $150 million it w More

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USA: Electric Car Company Aptera Preparing for a Reboot?

Just as one American electric car company, Fisker Automotive, begins delivering vehicles to customers, another is preparing for a reboot.

Aptera Motors, the California startup behind the radical Aptera 2e electric car concept, has posted a notice on its website that “2.0 is coming.”

Read: Aptera’s 200 MPGe ‘Car’

Gone are all of the images and bits of inf More

Just as one American electric car company, Fisker Automotive, begins delivering vehicles to customers, another is preparing for a reboot.

Aptera Motors, the California startup behind the radical Aptera 2e electric car concept, has posted a notice on its website that “2.0 is coming.”

Read: Aptera’s 200 MPGe ‘Car’

Gone are all of the images and bits of inf More

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USA: Electric-car maker Aptera refunding customer deposits

As the choices in electric cars have proliferated, there’s one that’s hard to forget once you’ve seen it: the Aptera. But there’s never been enough money to build it, and now Aptera is giving back the $500 deposits it took from potential customers.

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As the choices in electric cars have proliferated, there’s one that’s hard to forget once you’ve seen it: the Aptera. But there’s never been enough money to build it, and now Aptera is giving back the $500 deposits it took from potential customers.

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USA: Deposits Refunded For Aptera 2e, Production Still Delayed

The plug may have been pulled on would-be electric vehicle manufacturer Aptera, as new reports allege the company will refund all deposits placed on its unorthodox three-wheeled 2e electric car. In 2009, we reported that the company had taken 4000 deposits for its radical EV, with prod More

The plug may have been pulled on would-be electric vehicle manufacturer Aptera, as new reports allege the company will refund all deposits placed on its unorthodox three-wheeled 2e electric car. In 2009, we reported that the company had taken 4000 deposits for its radical EV, with prod More

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USA: Aptera update on manufacturing sites

We informed you in May that Aptera was planning to look beyond California to find a production facility for our vehicles. This decision followed an exhaustive review of the financial and logistics implications of building vehicles in California versus other states.

Aptera then hired Cassidy Turley, a leading commercial real estate firm with experience in 21 national markets, to perform t More

We informed you in May that Aptera was planning to look beyond California to find a production facility for our vehicles. This decision followed an exhaustive review of the financial and logistics implications of building vehicles in California versus other states.

Aptera then hired Cassidy Turley, a leading commercial real estate firm with experience in 21 national markets, to perform t More

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USA: Aptera Depositors Update

Thank you for making a deposit toward the purchase of an Aptera 2e or 2h. We sincerely appreciate your continued support for our company and your passion for our revolutionary vehicles. We share your desire to bring Aptera’s vehicles to market as quickly as possible, but as you know, our path to product More

Thank you for making a deposit toward the purchase of an Aptera 2e or 2h. We sincerely appreciate your continued support for our company and your passion for our revolutionary vehicles. We share your desire to bring Aptera’s vehicles to market as quickly as possible, but as you know, our path to product More

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USA: Aptera won’t build cars in North County

Aptera Motors, the North County company with a three-wheeled electric car that looks like a wingless plane said Tuesday that it no longer plans to manufacture in San Diego County.

The company is moving its more than 30 staffers to a Carlsbad office in the next few weeks, spokesman Marques McCammon said, and is giving up a lease on an Oceanside warehouse where it once hoped to manufacture th More

Aptera Motors, the North County company with a three-wheeled electric car that looks like a wingless plane said Tuesday that it no longer plans to manufacture in San Diego County.

The company is moving its more than 30 staffers to a Carlsbad office in the next few weeks, spokesman Marques McCammon said, and is giving up a lease on an Oceanside warehouse where it once hoped to manufacture th More

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USA: New US National Clean Fleets Partnership; ATT, FedEx, PepsiCo, UPS and Verizon charter members

On Friday, President Obama announced the National Clean Fleets Partnership, with AT&T, FedEx, PepsiCo, UPS and Verizon as charter members. This public-private partnership is intended to help large companies reduce diesel and gasoline use in their fleets by incorporating electric vehicles, alternative fuels, and fuel-saving measures into their daily operations.

Through the Partnership, More

On Friday, President Obama announced the National Clean Fleets Partnership, with AT&T, FedEx, PepsiCo, UPS and Verizon as charter members. This public-private partnership is intended to help large companies reduce diesel and gasoline use in their fleets by incorporating electric vehicles, alternative fuels, and fuel-saving measures into their daily operations.

Through the Partnership, More

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USA: CEO touts future of electric cars

Embrace technology and start creating.

That is the message that Paul Wilbur, CEO of the California-based electric car company Aptera, gave to students Thursday at Kansas University.

Wilbur, a KU business school graduate who spent 26 years with the country’s largest car manufacturers, is now overseeing an operation that aims to make the Honda equivalent of the electric car — a veh More

Embrace technology and start creating.

That is the message that Paul Wilbur, CEO of the California-based electric car company Aptera, gave to students Thursday at Kansas University.

Wilbur, a KU business school graduate who spent 26 years with the country’s largest car manufacturers, is now overseeing an operation that aims to make the Honda equivalent of the electric car — a veh More

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News from Aptera


Fun times with Wind River

The Aptera 2e made a guest appearance at Wind River’s annual business conference in San Francisco. Aptera’s own infotainment guru Brian “Hollywood” Gallagher attended the event, which marked another example of the strong relationship that exists betwee More


Fun times with Wind River

The Aptera 2e made a guest appearance at Wind River’s annual business conference in San Francisco. Aptera’s own infotainment guru Brian “Hollywood” Gallagher attended the event, which marked another example of the strong relationship that exists betwee More

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Aptera: We need government money to bring vehicle to market


What’s been happening at Aptera? The hyper-aerodynamic vehicle company is still moving forward, just not as fast as the original plans called for (remember when the car was supposed to be available in 2009 2010?). In the company’s latest email newsletter, much space is dedicated to e More


What’s been happening at Aptera? The hyper-aerodynamic vehicle company is still moving forward, just not as fast as the original plans called for (remember when the car was supposed to be available in 2009 2010?). In the company’s latest email newsletter, much space is dedicated to e More

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USA: Aptera newsletter, November 2010


Aptera recently visited Washington D.C., New York, New Jersey, Detroit and Chicago. Watch some of the coverage Aptera received from Bloomberg, FOX News and NBC below.

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Drive the Future

TEDx
The Aptera team traveled More


Aptera recently visited Washington D.C., New York, New Jersey, Detroit and Chicago. Watch some of the coverage Aptera received from Bloomberg, FOX News and NBC below.

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Drive the Future

TEDx
The Aptera team traveled More

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Automotive X Prize winner, Li-Ion Motors, splits $2.5M prize with losers


Three vehicles emerged as class winners at the Automotive X-Prize. One, the Li-Ion Motors Wave II, captured victory after a grueling 100-mile Combined Performance and Efficiency Test was completed. Five vehicles in the Alternative Side-by-Side Class competed in this tiebreaker event and, by less th More


Three vehicles emerged as class winners at the Automotive X-Prize. One, the Li-Ion Motors Wave II, captured victory after a grueling 100-mile Combined Performance and Efficiency Test was completed. Five vehicles in the Alternative Side-by-Side Class competed in this tiebreaker event and, by less th More

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USA: Aptera 2e Prototype: First Drive


As electric cars make their way to market, one funky little vehicle has captured plenty of attention for its unusual looks. That would be the Aptera 2e.

The car is more than just an exercise in styling: Aptera plans to bring the car to market in late 2011.

To that end, the company has More


As electric cars make their way to market, one funky little vehicle has captured plenty of attention for its unusual looks. That would be the Aptera 2e.

The car is more than just an exercise in styling: Aptera plans to bring the car to market in late 2011.

To that end, the company has More

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USA: Salinans test drive new Aptera


10/11/2010
DAVID CLOUSTON
Gary Neuschafer is ready to drive an electric car if its makers promise him it can carry him safely, round-trip, to Salina from his Lindsborg home on a single charge.
“The performance of it is impressive to me,” Neuschafer said Monday morning after ta More


10/11/2010
DAVID CLOUSTON
Gary Neuschafer is ready to drive an electric car if its makers promise him it can carry him safely, round-trip, to Salina from his Lindsborg home on a single charge.
“The performance of it is impressive to me,” Neuschafer said Monday morning after ta More

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USA: Test Driving Aptera’s New Electric Car

Everywhere it goes, the Aptera 2e attracts attention.The Jetsons-inspired electric vehicle is designed for efficiency, getting the equivalent of almost 200 miles to the gallon.

“We are four times more efficient than a Prius,” claimed Aptera’s Marques McCannon.

McCannon More

Everywhere it goes, the Aptera 2e attracts attention.The Jetsons-inspired electric vehicle is designed for efficiency, getting the equivalent of almost 200 miles to the gallon.

“We are four times more efficient than a Prius,” claimed Aptera’s Marques McCannon.

McCannon More

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USA: See the Aptera 2e in the Windy City!!!


Come see the Aptera 2e and the Aptera Team at the Museum of Science and Industry Thursday, October 7th.

Thursday, October 7, 2010
57th Street and Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

If you can’t make it Thursday, the Museum will be More


Come see the Aptera 2e and the Aptera Team at the Museum of Science and Industry Thursday, October 7th.

Thursday, October 7, 2010
57th Street and Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

If you can’t make it Thursday, the Museum will be More

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