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June 19, 2008

Aptera hybrid

Aptera calculates an equivalent of 300 MPG for its Type-1H plug-in electric hybrid. It looks pretty cool in this nicely done promo clip.


I'm always a little suspicious of equivalent-MPH calculations for hybrids, since the conditions have to be just right. Generally, their mileage for highway-only driving is worse than conventional IC-only vehicles -- but that may not apply to the Aptera.

Posted by joke du jour at June 19, 2008 05:33 PM

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The "charge sustaining" mpg of the Typ-1h is 130mpg. How much you get in practice depends on how far you typically drive every day and whether you plug it in every night. The Typ-1e gets 120 miles at 55mph with a 10kWh pack, which equates to 83Wh/mi, less than half that of most other EVs.

Posted by: Rei at July 8, 2008 01:06 PM

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