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- Jul 8, 2020
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- Santa Cruz
- 2014 Zero S, 2013 Mazda 3
Elio's website looks like an infomercial scam lolAt one point I was as excited about the Elio as I now am about the CT. Same $100 down, but I have much more faith in CT than I ever did in Elio.
Now I see that $100 as basically the cost of getting to fantasize for a couple years about how much I'd save on gas.
HA! i remember this thing now! lets hope it sticks this time, looks like something from Back to the future Part 2.
They built a prototype ten years ago before the crash then their funding fell through. They have better batteries and a cleaner funding stream this time.
Apparently it's 2m wide, so no.I wonder if that thing could fit in the bed of the CT?
very interesting but it kinda reminds me of a Smart Car...which is my mind is neither smart nor a car...Actually, this chart leaves out an upcoming car that seems to be off everyones radar. The Aptera 3. coming spring 2021 with up to 1000 miles of range and onboard solar charging which seems to average about 20-30 miles of charge per day. and the 1000 mile version starts at a little over $40k. cheaper versions with less range will cost somewhere in the mid $20k after tax incentives.
check out the aptera website
From what i've seen, it's a little small for me to believe i'll be comfortable in it. But my real concern is the front wheels, I suspect the width from each wheel will be similar to the width of a car, but I'm going to assume the first customers are going to either hit the wheels off curbs or at least have a lot of close calls. Also, if one of those wheels hits something like a car while driving, as soon as the wheel housing comes off, that will be a ton of body damage. I would be very interested to see how this vehicle handles during a crash test, I would suspect that it would do poorly.I have a seriously hard time seeing any relationship between a smart car and the Aptera. besides having two seats, what else reminds you of a smart car??
the laws of macro physics do not favor this sized vehicle in our current situation regarding ANY type of collision...the mpg for a "smart car" are terrible not to mention it gives one a false sense of security because it's an enclosed vehicle...I have a seriously hard time seeing any relationship between a smart car and the Aptera. besides having two seats, what else reminds you of a smart car??