• The Aptera 2e gets pushed back to 2010, millionaire tree huggers shed a tear

    The all-electric, three-wheel Aptera has been kicking around for a while now. It was supposed to be out sometime this year, but that’s not going to happen. A new report was just released that says the 2e has been pushed back to next year. But no worries. The report also states that the car is in fact coming. That is as long as some loans come through as expected. Read More

  • Is the IPO Window Opening Up Again? A123 Systems Files

    Companies itching to IPO are braving the markets again. This morning, Rackspace had its IPO, and today nanotech battery company A123 Systems filed its IPO registration document (an S-1) with the SEC. The Boston-based company is hoping to raise $175 million in an IPO. (It’s already raised $132 million in venture funding from Sequoia, General Motors, Motorola, Qualcomm, and… Read More

  • Real electric car spotted on set of Star Trek

    [photopress:TrekSet4.jpg,full,center] The Aptera, one of our favorite electric cars, is so futuristic it’s landed a spot as a prop in the new JJ Abrams version of Star Trek set to hit theaters next year. The very cool, very Mod car was seen in shots, like the one above, taken during the filming of “Corporate Headquarters“, the cover name for Trek.. Read More

  • Popular Mechanics takes Aptera electric car for a spin

    If you haven’t heard of Aptera yet, you’ll probably be hearing a whole lot about the company in the coming months. It’s got two models of automobiles coming out next year. One is just about ready — named the Aptera Typ-1 e — which is all-electric and gets 120 miles per charge. The Typ-1 h is a gasoline/electric hybrid that’ll be available in 2009 and is… Read More