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Old 10-23-2008, 01:29 PM   #11 (permalink)
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...after 350-400 miles it eventually plummets to around 130 MPG at highway speeds...
I love their choice of words: "plummets to around 130 MPG". Are you listening, Detroit?

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I'll be climbing into my typ-1h and driving it out of the Aptera factory in California straight to Chicago.
How did you manage to get on their list? When I looked, they were only accepting reservations from California addresses.

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Old 10-23-2008, 01:37 PM   #12 (permalink)
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How did you manage to get on their list? When I looked, they were only accepting reservations from California addresses.
If you look at his info block, you'll see he lives in California.
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Here is an interesting article on the handling characteristics of three-wheeled vehicles.

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Neil, that is a good illustration of why conventional trikes are so dangerous. I won't even drive one. Note that the margin of safety against rollover on a conventional trike is only about 40% of a reverse trike! Also, look where your cg is in relation to your steering traction. Conventional trikes will lose steering traction in encounters with gravel or water that a reverse trike would easily overcome. Suicidal! (I am talking about performance handling and safety at highway speed. NEVs and utility vehicles using the conventional trike frame are not in this group.)
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If I may ask...what's one of those Aptera thingys cost?
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If I may ask...what's one of those Aptera thingys cost?
Also, the cost of that Trimagnum reverse trike, plus it's fuel economy?
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Not a bad price...I'd pay something close to that I think...if I lived in year-round sun. Boston probably isn't the best place to own one!
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Don't forget to apply for your tax credit when the vehicle is delivered.
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