Google invests $2.75 million in Aptera
... back in September of 2006, GOOGLE.ORG, the philanthropic part of the Internet giant, announced that it would be investing in PHEVs [Personal Hybrid Electric Vehicles]. The following year, Google followed that bit of news up by launching its RechargeIT initiative which would begin investing in some for-profit manufacturers in an effort to see these fuel-saving products make it to market as quickly as possible. The first two investments from RechargeIT have now officially been announced, and at least one of the companies benefiting from the $2.75 million investment should be well known to our readers: Aptera.
We've been covering the futuristic new vehicle since it was first introduced, and its exciting to see the project mature to the point where people, in California at least, are anxiously awaiting the first electric Apteras to be delivered. This financing should only help matters as the company works to get its electric and hybrid vehicles to customers as quickly as possible.
I've posited before that Apple should just outright buy this company and have the most amazing car ever - with the amount of free press Apple gets - can you imagine how many people would pre-order?