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Move Over Prius

Posted by Derek Leavitt on Thu, Apr 10, 2008 @ 06:04 AM

Rarely a week goes by here at the office without someone bringing up the topic of alternative transportation technology: electric cars, mag lev trains, etc. We have a bit of an obsession with the ideas of driving without oil/gas and two hour train rides to Las Vegas on a moments notice.

So there was a recent flurry of excitement when Christian found out about Aptera, a new hybrid/electric car company working on a very innovative new car to debut in the California market.

What makes this car so interesting is not only that it can get 300 mpg, but its beautifully designed from the ground up. The stunning design is not for just pure visual impact, but it is based on function; to reduce wind resistance and improve milage. It utilizes many of the principles of aircraft design to achieve this goal. Check out the car and the company here:

Tags: electric cars, Transportation