Aptera, Car of the Future

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Friday, April 24, 2009

"It does fly... right by a gas station." Kurt goes for a test drive with Steve Fambro, the inventor/engineer behind a 3-wheeled electric car that looks like George Jetson's space pod. Produced by Queena Kim.

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Comments [5]

jafo from Vienna, VA

P.S. You can also see Bucky's Dymaxion on YouTube. Search "Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion Car."

May. 02 2009 01:52 PM
jafo from Vienna, VA

mjbarr, I came here to make the same comment about Bucky being the first.

May. 02 2009 01:49 PM
mjbarr from murfreesboro, tn

The Aptera is one great idea, but you shouldn't forget that in 1933 Buckminster Fuller came out with the Dymaxion.

Apr. 26 2009 03:26 PM
gregb from NJ

Speaking of car culture and bug-free aerodynamics, this labor of love is pretty impressive. He notes (and I wonder if the claim is based on real-life experience), the same aerodynamics that keeps the windshield free of bugs and dirt would lever a deer to the side of the road...

http://www.aerocivic.com/

Apr. 25 2009 10:51 AM
David Siskin from NYC

i was recently in India and the prevelence of three wheeled vehicles both small and large should help the government to place the three wheeled vehicle in the auto catagory not the motorcycle catagory. I LOVED this car!!! But I love my bike more.

Apr. 24 2009 02:59 PM

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