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Aptera gets 200 mpg, maybe from the future


The Aptera prototype was unveiled at TED this past weekend in Monterey and is a ultra-high-mileage supervehicle from Accelerated Composites (aka Aptera Motors) that was built to be as aerodynamic as possible. Combined with a super-efficient diesel hybrid engine and a carbon fiber fabrication process, the Aptera gets 200 mpg and costs around $20,000. And yeah, the mileage is pretty good but can you really imagine driving around town in this thing? Everytime it goes past 45mph I'd be afraid it'd start time traveling or blast off into space.

More pictures after the jump.




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