The electric hybrid Aptera (greek for "wingless flight") is a 3-wheeled motorcycle registered with DOT and the California DMV. The production model will go 85 mph and get 300 mpg, the company states.(Image credit: Aptera.com)
The Aptera electric car is so futuristic-looking, it's been seen on the set of the new Star Trek movie.
The Aptera is a unique 3-wheel, multiple-passenger vehicle with a composite safety cage (like those in Formula 1 cars); the two wheels in the front, one in the back, design reduces roll-over. The car has traction control and the production models will be able to exceed 85 miles per hour. The price? About $26,000.
The new Star Trek will tell the story of the young James T. Kirk and his companions at Star Fleet Academy. Apparently, they will be tooling around the campus on the ghostly silent Aptera electric vehicle (see photo).
In his prophetic 1894 story A Journey in Other Worlds, John Jacob Astor referred to amazing vehicles that would silently carry passengers to their destination. All that was required was a source of power: