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Popular Mechanics Digs Aptera Electric Car

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We reported the Aptera and its 300mpg claims back in September, and now Popular Mechanics magazine has had the chance to drive one and they say the thing is legit. The all electric version is slated for release in 2008 and will cost around $30,000. The hybrid 300mpg model will be out by 2009. If all goes well the company plans on a four-wheeled model capable of sitting up to five people hitting the streets in the not-so-distant future. And you know what else is going to be hitting the streets soon? Me. I'm so poor I'm going to have to start selling myself again. Sad, I know. I'll be on the corner of 4th and Main. You can't miss me, I'll be the one with the assless chaps and chef's hat. Mention you're a loyal reader and receive a 2-for-1 special.

A couple more pictures and several videos, one of which is Popular Mechanics' review, after the jump.

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A big thanks to Abraham, who could teach classes in how to be cool, for the tip

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