Aptera Still Coming


I can’t remember when I first posted about the Aptera, but it was a long time ago and I was starting to think this thing may not happen. However, there has been a lot of interest, and it looks like it’s still on schedule for an October 2009 release.

Recap: 100 miles on a charge, 0-60 in 10 seconds, affordable, electric, badass.

Check it out here on Inhabitat.

Ruf Electric 911

On average I’d say that Jim Bauer and I send each other about 15-20 Porsche- and Mercedes-related emails per day. Here’s the latest one I received: News that esteemed Porsche tuner Ruf has unveiled their electric 911 concept.

There are some electric Porsches of the vintage variety already out there, but it’s cool to see this current model version, created by a company as badass as Ruf, aimed at the Tesla. It’s got a heavy load of batteries in the rear, which could add to the 911’s reputation of being a car that takes an acquired skill to drive.

Read about it here on Autoblog.