Aptera 2e makes public appearance

Composites-intensive, three-wheeled electric car shows up at technology show.

Aptera (Vista, Calif.), developer of the 2e electric car, has been secretive of the composites-intensive, three-wheeled car, but the company did decide to send the vehicle to TED2009, a conference/show hosted by TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design).

Website Gas 2.0, which reports on alternative transportation technology, took a test drive and posted a video of the experience on YouTube. Aptera officials on hand told Gas 2.0 that the vehicle’s composite construction is a significant part of its appeal and noted the strength advantages it offers. The report also notes that in a collision composites, unlike steel, which warps, either bounce back or give completely, thus enhancing passenger safety.

Other information revealed includes a cornering radius equal to that of a Porsche Boxster, a braking distance slightly shorter than that of a Mustang GT and official acceleration time of less than 10 seconds.

Information: Click here for original Gas 2.0 report.