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    Aptera claims 2e will have 200-mile range with new Remy International electric motors
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    Aptera 2e – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Recent stories about Aptera Motors have been rife with controversy. Who can forget the words of company chief executive officer Paul Wilbur as he mentioned the possibility of production of the 2e moving overseas, a statement he later ...

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    Report: Writer stands behind story, says Aptera still plans to export 2e from China to U.S.
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    Aptera 2e – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Days ago we reported that Aptera was seeking a production partner in China. The original source, Automotive News China, quoted Aptera chief executive officer Paul Wilbur as stating, "We would build vehicles here (China) and send them back ...

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    Report: Aptera raises $9.8 million in new funding, investors not disclosed
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    SoCalTech is reporting that Aptera Motors has filed information regarding new funding coming in to the company. According to the report, Aptera has raised an additional $9.8 million to help produce its lightweight Aptera 2e vehicle. Six investors have reportedly chosen to put their funds behind ...

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    Aptera seeks production partner in China, could export 2e to U.S. *UPDATE
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    Aptera 2e – Click above for high-res image gallery
    By now, we have all grown accustomed to Aptera announcing setbacks in production, company difficulties and other hardships. But this latest development could truly indicate that the company is trying one last time to get things right and ...

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    Spy Shots: Aptera prototype spotted wearing peculiar modifications
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    It certainly hasn't been smooth sailing for the Aptera crew over the last few months. From the news that cash is running low and the company's original founders are taking an extended leave from their duties, questions about Aptera's ability to deliver its aerodynamic three-wheeler are running ...

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    Brace of Aptera spotted in the wild, dimensions measured!
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    While waiting to make its public debut tomorrow at the Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) conference tomorrow, the pre-production Aptera 2e was chillin' with its Typ-1 prototype brother in a nearby parking garage. Coincidentally, an Aptera fan named Josh just happened to be hanging out in the ...

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    Aptera's pre-production 2e rolls out of the factory
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2e
    We asked Aptera earlier this week about whether or not they met their self-imposed deadline to have the first production 2e vehicle (formerly known as the Typ-1) out the door by January 16th. To refresh your memory, Aptera committed to delivering "the ...

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    Aptera switches to front-wheel drive, delivery date still unknown
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Aptera 2e
    Yep, just after posting a story that Aptera seems extremely unlikely to get its first production model shipped before the end of 2009 comes news that essentially seals this fate. Aptera is now saying that all production models will be front-wheel ...

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    Aptera likely to miss end-of-year delivery date
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Aptera 2e
    Well, here it is the end of the year and Christmas is upon us once again. Wouldn't it be a great gift to get a brand-new electric car? For those individuals that have placed deposits with Aptera, which has been working towards a goal of making ...

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    Is Aptera considering a gasoline-only "2g" model?
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    So, we recently saw the official newsletter from Aptera about recent updates, but it sounds like there's more news to be had about the three-wheeled car. Frequent tipster Yanquetino found two video interviews by TechZulu with Aptera's founder, Steve Fambro, and points out a few interesting tidbits. ...

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    Aptera adds side mirrors, reduces number of back-up cameras
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    The Aptera vehicle, an official X Prize contender, is going through changes. As hinted at back in September, the Aptera-2e (the Typ-1's new official name) is going through some design changes, including the addition of side mirrors. The mirrors allow a single camera to show what is directly behind ...

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    For the 2e, Aptera nabs former Saleen and Chrysler executive
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    I'm not sure how much of a plus it is right now to have the word Chrysler on your resumé, but Aptera apparently thinks that former Chrysler (and Saleen) executive Marques McCammon is the right person to help bring the Typ 1 to the world in his new position as Chief Marketing Officer. One of ...

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    Aptera wins breakthrough award from Popular Mechanics
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    Now that we're so close to the end of the year, perhaps it is finally fitting to ask: What's the biggest automotive breakthrough of 2008? Popular Mechanics has done just that, and their choice is the Aptera Typ-1e. This is the car that looks like a spaceship and is powered by electricity (with is a ...

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    Aptera has some questions for you
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    The Aptera Typ-1 asks a lot of questions of the car-buying public. Are you ready for a flightless bird vehicle? Do you know the difference between the legal crash test requirements of a three-wheeled versus a four-wheeled vehicle? Do you like the new design Oh, and did we mention the 230 mpge of ...

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    Google invests $2.75 million in Aptera, ActaCell
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    Click above for more images of the Aptera Typ1 eWay back in September of 2006, Google.org, the philanthropic part of the Internet giant, announced that it would be investing in PHEVs. The following year, Google followed that bit of news up by launching its RechargeIT initiative which would begin ...

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    Top 20 green cars we wish we could buy today, Number 6: Aptera Typ 1
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    We've been following the progress of the Aptera Typ-1 since the beginning and it has been great to watch the car move from an early drawing to rough prototype to pre-production thing of beauty. We've watched it being test driven by Popular Mechanics (we're still jealous) and the L.A.Times (our ...

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