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    Epic Torq EV sits unloved on eBay with $58,000 price tag
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    Perhaps the base price for the Epic Torq Roadster EV is a bit high. The eye-catching electric vehicle officially starts at $65,000, but a recent example was listed on eBay for the low, low price of $57,985. The car, located in Laguna Niguel, CA, has a clear title and just 108 miles on it. It also ...

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    Report: Zaptera says Aptera USA will push on with gas, electric versions of three-wheel vehicle
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    The never-ending attempted flight of the Aptera three-wheel design continues. After years of struggles and a bankruptcy in 2011, the Aptera assets were revived last year by a Chinese company, Zap Jonway. Zaptera USA, which now owns the Aptera Motors assets, has announced that Aptera will be split ...

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    Exclusive: Aptera to phoenix as Aptera USA, plans to deliver in 2013
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    Sometimes 1 + 1 ≠ 2. When the Aptera 2e was spotted at the Zap Jonway Beijing Motor Show display, assumptions were made (by us) that the composite-bodied craft was to be reborn as a product of that company. It will not. Oh, it will phoenix alright. And though the chassis will indeed be made by ...

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    Beijing: Zaptera! The Aptera 2e resurfaces in China as Zap Jonway product *UPDATE
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    You know that feeling you get when, after a few years, you remeet your biggest crush from high school and begin fantasizing about actually hooking up for real, only to be jerked back to harsh reality by the appearance of their present paramour? Well then, that is the emotional roller coaster we ...

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    Official: Aptera's assets going to the auction block next week
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    One of the more unusual pieces of electric vehicle history may just be an Aptera foosball table. If you're interested in acquiring it, then head on over to the Heritage Global Partners website or to a location in Carlsbad, CA next week with your money ready. HGP is managing the liquidation sale ...

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    Followup: What really happened on Aptera's last day: smiles, not destruction
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    Remember those Aptera-destroying videos that we thought were maybe filmed on the day the company closed up shop but then turned out to be months old? Here's some more context about them and information about what really happened on Aptera's last day. Marques McCammon, Aptera Motors's former CMO, ...

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    Video: Aptera employees smash vehicles after company closes? *UPDATE
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    Four videos have surfaced showing what is understood to be the destructive aftermath following news of Aptera's closure last week. Without knowing for certain what's happening, the videos appear to depict employees (or former employees) laughing as they trash prototype bodyshells of the ...

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    Breaking: Aptera pulls the plug
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    Just over a month ago, Aptera was promising rebirth with Aptera 2.0. The promise will not be kept. Today, the company announced it is closing its doors, effective immediately. In an email to supporters, president and CEO Paul Wilbur wrote, "We are out of resources." His letter (available in full ...

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    Report: Keep watching, Aptera 2.0 is coming
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    There seems to be something a brewin' over at Aptera Motors. Gone is Aptera Motors' former website that displayed info on the automaker's oft-delayed three-wheeled electric 2e. In its place is a lone, non-working homepage with few details aside from this mission statement:

    Aptera: The ...

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    How Aptera plays a role in the Solyndra political battle
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    One of the many, many contentious issues that make up the ongoing pointless battles between the Democrats and Republicans in Washington, D.C. is the Solyndra case, about how the now-bankrupt solar-power company got loan guarantees. Republicans say the Obama Administration pushed the loans through ...

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    Official: Aptera moving to Midwest to produce 2e
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    Aptera may have recently refunded all deposits, but that doesn't mean the company itself is gone. Following up on recent news that it is looking at facilities outside of California, Aptera today announced that it has settled on one of four possible states, all in the Midwest, as possible new ...

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    Report: Aptera refunding deposits
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    Aptera 2e – Click above for high-res image gallery
    There was good news and bad news out of the Aptera camp last month. The good: The company raised another $2.25 million. The bad: Reservations are now no longer being accepted. We just got word that the bad news is stacking up: Aptera is ...

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    Down, but not out: Aptera raises much-needed $2.25 million
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    Reserving an Aptera 2e is, at this point in time, not an option, but that doesn't necessarily mean that Aptera itself is out of the game. According to GigaOM, the three-wheeled electric automaker is not bankrupt and, in fact, just raised $2.25 million of a planned $3 million by selling ...

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    Looking to reserve an Aptera 2e? Sorry for the inconvenience, but you can't
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    2010 Aptera 2e - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Remember Aptera? Well, after the automaker's 2e struggled at last year's Automotive X-Prize competition, Aptera went silent. That is, until the automaker announced its intentions to relocate. After that announcement, Aptera returned to ...

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    Aptera seeking manucfacturing facility outside of California
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    Remember Aptera? Well, after the 2e's struggles at last year's Automotive X-Prize competition, Aptera went silent. Now, in Aptera's latest newsletter, the automaker's intentions to relocate have surfaced. According to the newsletter, Aptera is trying to secure a manufacturing facility ...

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    Electric motor maker Remy International files for $100M IPO
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    Last Friday, auto parts maker Remy International Inc. filed with U.S. regulators for an initial public offering valued at up to $100 million. The Indiana-based company is perhaps best known for its electric motors that provide propulsion for vehicles such as the Aperta 2e and AMP's converted Saturn ...

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    Aptera: We need government money to bring vehicle to market
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    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 explaining ...

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    X-Prize in-fighting goes public as Li-Ion Motors tries to back out of prize-sharing agreement
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    Automotive X Prize winner Li-ion Motors may have tarnished its reputation soon after the Wave II claimed the top spot in the Alternative Side-by-Side Class. As we reported previously, four out of the five teams competing in the category signed an agreement, drafted on spiral bound notebook ...

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    Engineer: Aptera 2e is designed for production, not winning the $2.5m X-Prize
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    Automotive X Prize Shakedown Stage showing Aptera 2e in action
    Aptera did not capture victory in Alternative Side-by-Side Class at the 2010 X-Prize – that honor went to the Li-Ion Motors Wave II, as did the $2.5 million prize purse that was set aside for the class winner. Typically, winners ...

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    Automotive X Prize: And the winners are ...
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    Automotive X-Prize vehicles line up in the Knockout Stage – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ladies and gentlemen, it's time to meet the winners of the 2010 Progressive Insurance Automotive X-Prize. But before we get to declaring the victors, let's take one last look at the ...

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