Monday, October 19, 2009

Aptera To Be Eligible For Funding From Dept Of Energy



As many of you know, I follow Aptera news pretty closely ...

Here's some welcome news.

As reported by AutoBlogGREEN:

Following months of debate, Congress has approved a bill that will pave the way for three-wheeled vehicle manufacturers like Aptera to qualify for funding from the Department of Energy.

... Assuming the bill passes the President's desk, any manufacturer of enclosed three-wheeled vehicles that can carry at least two adults while returning at least 75 miles per gallon will be eligible for funding, though the DOE will still approve applications on a case-by-case basis.


Obama is expected to sign the bill.

[UPDATE] A reader tip reminded me that Obama did sign the bill ... and Aptera applied for and is expected receive additional funding from the Department Of Energy

5 comments:

I am a lover of children's literature said...

As I have said before, the Aptera is just not my cup of tea. Interesting looking, but it hardly seems to be practical.

Philip Smith said...

150 miles to the gallon and 1000 miles between fill ups + whisper quiet ride sounds very pratical to me.

I suppose it is a small dose of like it or not.

I am a lover of children's literature said...

Yes, the milage and the quiet sound lovely, but it's still butt ugly! I like beautiful things, which is why I use a Mac.

Paul Douglas said...

I don't think it's hideous at all, I think it has a funky retro-futurist style

Philip Smith said...

Paul ...

I think the same thing.

I've always thought if I got one ... I'd get it painted silver and have airstream style rivets airbrushed onto it to make it look like car as envisioned in the future from the 50's.