Everybody knows that we're gonna run out of oil sooner than later. With oil prices skyrocketing electric seems to way to go. With cars like the one below I believe things may turn for the better after all!
By the end of this year, entrepreneur Steve Fambro plans to begin selling the Aptera
. That means "wingless flight" in Greek, but don't think this car won't fly. It's a sleek two-seat, three-wheel electric vehicle with a top speed of 95 miles an hour. It comes in two versions - all-electric and hybrid - and should sell for around $30,000. (Only the electric is due in '08; the hybrid doesn't have a street date yet.)
Made of a Space Age composite material, the hybrid gets 300 miles per gallon, while the electric can travel 120 miles or 193 kilometers on a two- to four-hour charge.
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, which has raised $6 million, is developing the VentureOne, a two-passenger, three-wheel commuter car that tilts like a motorcycle when you drive it. This car/motorcycle will get 193 kms from one battery charge and will have a top speed of 160 kmh.
Slated to hit the market next year, the vehicle, which the company says will cost $18,000 to $23,000, comes as either a plug-in hybrid or a full-battery electric car, both powered by a next-generation lithium ion battery.
The Lightning GT