The Aptera was designed from the ground up as an electric vehicle, and later as an extended range electric vehicle. After building the proof-of-concept Mk-0, we hired the automotive design firm, 'eleven', to help us further develop the concept vehicle. The 'eleven' team, led by Jason Hill and Nathan Armstrong, made great strides in the development of the Aptera's body styling, interior design, and structural engineering. Meanwhile, we refined the Aptera's shape to maximize efficiency using CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics), developed and built advanced suspension and drivetrain components, and integrated a strong yet lightweight composite shell. Our entire process has been developed in-house exclusively by Aptera for the Aptera Typ-1. Our structural elements have undergone countless revisions of FEA (Finite Element Analysis) to be lightweight, robust, and manufacturable.
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In fact, Aptera is a motorcycle manufacturer registered with DOT and CA DMV. This means, among other things, that we are able to issue VIN's. Our 'world identifier number' is '5WT', so all of our VIN's begin with '5WT'. Knowing the public perception of motorcycle safety, we made the decision to make safety a fundamental part of the design of our vehicles. For example, the Typ-1 roof is designed to EXCEED rollover strength requirements spelled out in FMVSS 216 for passenger vehicles. The doors EXCEED the strength requirement spelled out in FMVSS 214. We decided not just to meet many of the specs for passenger vehicles, which are set above and beyond the requirements for motorcycles, but we chose to exceed them whenever possible. Just a few of the many parts of the safety systems on the Typ-1 are airbag-in seatbelt technology, a front subframe and a firewall that redirect energy around the occupants.
The Myers Motors No more Gas (NmG) personal electric vehicle helps you do all those things you always wanted to do, but were never given the chance to do, until now! The NmG gives you the ability to:
Just say NO:
to sending your money to support non-democratic regimes who fund activities aimed at undermining the American freedoms we enjoy,
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Dump the pump before the pump dumps you:
Full-page ads placed by Chevron in major magazines in 2006 boldly proclaimed that “The world consumes two barrels of oil for every barrel discovered” and “It took us 125 years to use the first trillion barrels of oil. We’ll use the next trillion in 30.” Oil production in the US and in many other oil producing countries has pea ked. Oil use has continued to grow. Isn’t now the time to dump the pump … and develop a better alternative … before the pump runs dry and dumps you?
Venture Vehicles is dedicated to changing the world of personal transportation by creating a revolutionary new class of vehicles that is ultra-clean & efficient, safe and exhilarating to drive."
Together with a complement of world-class design, engineering, manufacturing and marketing partners, Venture Vehicles is developing the first in a line of ground-breaking, ultra high mileage, expressive transportation vehicles whose time has clearly come.
The Company’s first vehicle is a revolutionary, two-passenger, three-wheeled, tilting (articulating) vehicle, powered by a highly fuel efficient hybrid propulsion system that is targeted to deliver over 100 mpg, at over 100 mph, and extremely quick 0 to 60 acceleration.
Yet, it is designed and engineered to be priced affordably.
With a tilting cabin and one tilting wheel at the front and two non-tilting wheels at the rear, the VentureOne utilizes a proprietary Dynamic Vehicle Control system or DVC™ — patented technology licensed from Carver Engineering B.V., a Netherlands based engineering firm.
Xebra Sedan Prepare yourself for a whole new driving experience. Xebra's do not attempt to behave like other vehicles. They are unique. They are quiet, yet agile. Imagine a world filled with silent Xebra's instead of noisy internal combustion engines.
The ZAP Xebra Sedan is the offspring of more than three decades of thought and evolution. This vehicle was created as a breed by itself. Because the use and purpose of electric vehicles are different than gas cars, the wheel did indeed need to be reinvented.
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No Tailpipe, just plug it in! Even after counting emissions from electric generating plants, Xebra Sedan's produce 98% fewer pollutants than gas cars. It's Electric! Laugh at high oil prices, in fact, forget about gas stations, oil spills, and fumes - forever! A Xebra Sedan's appetite is meager. And you can recharge it at any electrical outlet.
The fun, compact, and affordable electric vehicle.
Speed: Up to 40 mph (65 kmph)
Range: Up to 25 miles per charge (40km) *Up to 40 miles per day with opportunity charging; Energy to charge 4.75 kwh