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USA: Electric Car Woes: Aptera Delays, Odyne Dies and Battery Makers Seek Loans

Aptera Motors is delaying the delivery of its fancy three-wheeled electric ride by nearly a year, blaming design oversight for the postponement.
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Aptera Motors is delaying the delivery of its fancy three-wheeled electric ride by nearly a year, blaming design oversight for the postponement.
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USA: Aptera likely to miss end-of-year delivery date


Rumors are currently circulating that the Steve Fambro, the man behind the Aptera project in the first place, might get the keys to a “production” Aptera as part of a symbolic ceremony, but we’re not so sure that should really even count as a delivery
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Rumors are currently circulating that the Steve Fambro, the man behind the Aptera project in the first place, might get the keys to a “production” Aptera as part of a symbolic ceremony, but we’re not so sure that should really even count as a delivery
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USA: Aptera December Newsletter


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USA: Aptera Eye-Candy: New Photos, New Name


Aptera’s three-wheeled vehicle — you know, the one that looks like it should be driven by Barbarella — is supposed to go into initial production before the end of the year and larger scale production in 2009. To meet those goals, the startup, which is backed by Google.org and Idealab, More


Aptera’s three-wheeled vehicle — you know, the one that looks like it should be driven by Barbarella — is supposed to go into initial production before the end of the year and larger scale production in 2009. To meet those goals, the startup, which is backed by Google.org and Idealab, More

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Source: Aptera Nov 2008 Newsletter More

Source: Aptera Nov 2008 Newsletter More

USA: Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE Announces First Round of Registered Teams in Competition to Develop 100 MPGe Vehicles


Tata Motors and Aptera Among First Wave of Contenders Moving to Next Stage of Competition
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Tata Motors and Aptera Among First Wave of Contenders Moving to Next Stage of Competition
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USA: Aptera Recruits Marques McCammon to Lead Marketing and Communications and Hires LA Agency PCGCampbell


Marques McCammon, former Saleen executive has joined new vehicle start-up Aptera as Chief Marketing Officer. He replaces branding consultant Tony Kirton, who will continue as a consultant supporting McCammon’s marketing team.
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Marques McCammon, former Saleen executive has joined new vehicle start-up Aptera as Chief Marketing Officer. He replaces branding consultant Tony Kirton, who will continue as a consultant supporting McCammon’s marketing team.
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Aptera Ramps Up for 2008 Production With Veteran Supercar Guru


Neil Hannemann, who’s been at the helm of some of Detroit’s most exciting small-vehicle programs over the last three decades, will become Aptera’s senior vice president of program management and manufacturing.
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Neil Hannemann, who’s been at the helm of some of Detroit’s most exciting small-vehicle programs over the last three decades, will become Aptera’s senior vice president of program management and manufacturing.
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Aptera Electric Car Stops Traffic (Literally) on First Drive in NYC: Gallery


NEW YORK — You don’t see this many cameraphones pulled out in this town short of a Britney Spears sighting. We sure as heck haven’t seen as many wide-eyed onlookers for a car here before. “Does it fly?” asked one of the dozens of New Yorkers crammed outside More


NEW YORK — You don’t see this many cameraphones pulled out in this town short of a Britney Spears sighting. We sure as heck haven’t seen as many wide-eyed onlookers for a car here before. “Does it fly?” asked one of the dozens of New Yorkers crammed outside More

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POPULAR MECHANICS Recognizes Life-Changing Innovations With the 2008 Breakthrough Awards

NEW YORK, NY — 10/15/08 — Tonight, POPULAR MECHANICS will announce the winners of its fourth annual Breakthrough Awards at a ceremony at Hearst Tower in New York City. Sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb, the Breakthrough Awards celebrate innovations poised to change the world, and the personalities behind them. www.popularmechanics.com/breakthrough08
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NEW YORK, NY — 10/15/08 — Tonight, POPULAR MECHANICS will announce the winners of its fourth annual Breakthrough Awards at a ceremony at Hearst Tower in New York City. Sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb, the Breakthrough Awards celebrate innovations poised to change the world, and the personalities behind them. www.popularmechanics.com/breakthrough08
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Aptera CEO Paul Wilbur speaks: 45,000 newsletter subscribers!

Pau Wilburl: First of all, thanks for staying current with us via the newsletter. We believe we are starting a revolution in transportation efficiency. Our goal is to be the worldwide leader in automotive efficiency, moving people from point A to B at the lowest possible energy cost.
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Pau Wilburl: First of all, thanks for staying current with us via the newsletter. We believe we are starting a revolution in transportation efficiency. Our goal is to be the worldwide leader in automotive efficiency, moving people from point A to B at the lowest possible energy cost.
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Aptera(TM) Hires Seasoned Auto Executive Paul Wilbur as Its New President and CEO


CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept 03, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ More


CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept 03, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ More

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Racing for 100-mpg prize

AROUND the world, scores of tinkerers and millionaires are busy in their garages, pushing hard against the laws of physics and the envelope of automotive engineering.
Their goal: a vehicle that balances ultra-high gas mileage, performance, and affordability.
Their mechanism: the $10 million Progressive Automotive X Prize competition.
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AROUND the world, scores of tinkerers and millionaires are busy in their garages, pushing hard against the laws of physics and the envelope of automotive engineering.
Their goal: a vehicle that balances ultra-high gas mileage, performance, and affordability.
Their mechanism: the $10 million Progressive Automotive X Prize competition.
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Electric carmaker Aptera raises $24 million round


Aptera Motors, the electric car start-up that on Tuesday nabbed funding from Google.org, announced Thursday that it has secured $24 million in a series C ro More


Aptera Motors, the electric car start-up that on Tuesday nabbed funding from Google.org, announced Thursday that it has secured $24 million in a series C ro More

Google.org invests $2.75M in Aptera Motors

Google.org is investing $2.75 million into electric-vehicle maker Aptera and battery start-up ActaCell. The announcement, which follows Google’s request for More

Google.org is investing $2.75 million into electric-vehicle maker Aptera and battery start-up ActaCell. The announcement, which follows Google’s request for More