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    300 MPG Hybrid!!

    Hmmmm, this looks pretty interesting!! Anyone ever heard of the Aptera before? You can look them up on youtube and there are reviews with them actually being driven. I read that they are supposed to be available next year for under 30k! I think that would definitely be worth it! Any thoughts?

    Howstuffworks "How the Aptera Hybrid Works"

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2Ke1VWhZJA"]YouTube - Popular Mechanics Aptera Test Drive[/ame]


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    Re: 300 MPG Hybrid!!

    Another ugly hybrid . . .



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    Re: 300 MPG Hybrid!!

    I wouldn't want to get into an accident with that thing.



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    Re: 300 MPG Hybrid!!

    Hey, it looks pretty cool to me.

    Safer than a motorcycle, and if it is durable, and affordable, I wouldn't mind one.



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    Re: 300 MPG Hybrid!!

    I would rather push my motorcycle than drive that.

    Why can they not make a "normal" looking car that will get those kind of numbers for gas milage. That car looked like an airplane whose wings fell off.



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    Re: 300 MPG Hybrid!!

    I cannot agree more here... when I first read this thread I thought, sweet mother, I don't care how ugly it is I'll buy anything that gets 300 mpg.

    Then I see it... I'm sorry. Drop the engine in an old Ford Festiva for all I care. It looks like I should be going on a journey 10000 leagues under the sea as opposed to going to work in that thing.




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    Re: 300 MPG Hybrid!!

    It will go 85, it goes 0-60 in 10 seconds, weighs 1,500 pounds, and 0.11 drag coefficient.

    The 0-60 is a quick as most SUV's. The reason this thing does so good is because of weight and drag co efficiency.

    I think it's sweet but it doesn't sound like they are going to be coming to the Midwest for a long time.



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    Re: 300 MPG Hybrid!!

    Quote Originally Posted by redrocker View Post
    I would rather push my motorcycle than drive that.

    Why can they not make a "normal" looking car that will get those kind of numbers for gas milage. That car looked like an airplane whose wings fell off.

    Because a "normal" looking car has the aerodynamics of a wall and normally weighs 2 tons.

    Also, I don't know of any motorcycles that can get over 75mpg. I don't think the moped I had in junior high got over 60mpg and it only went 25.



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    Re: 300 MPG Hybrid!!

    I heard it's powered by the driver's sense of self satisfaction.



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    Re: 300 MPG Hybrid!!

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    Also, I don't know of any motorcycles that can get over 75mpg. I don't think the moped I had in junior high got over 60mpg and it only went 25.
    I never said a motorcycle could get that kind of gas mileage. Well unless you were referring to me pushing it, then it would get well OVER 75 miles to the gallon, and I would have some extremely huge calves after that workout



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    Re: 300 MPG Hybrid!!

    I know and I'd rather ride a motorcycle as well. I would be into pushing it though.



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    Re: 300 MPG Hybrid!!

    The big question is whether you would drive this if it got 300 mpg. The new wiener mobile.




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    Re: 300 MPG Hybrid!!

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    The big question is whether you would drive this if it got 300 mpg. The new wiener mobile.

    YES! that is the Pimp - Mobile! It would be alot cooler if it had spinners for rims!



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    Re: 300 MPG Hybrid!!

    "mini wiener". You would have to be very confident of your manhood.



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    Nothing like rolling around looking like Princess Amidalla



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