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Aptera closes its doors

An e-mail from the CEO details the reasons the electric car startup decided to fold.

By Dec. 2, 2011


Aptera 2e (photos)

A closer look at the funky three-wheeled EV struggling to come to market.

5 Images By Aug. 16, 2011


Aptera 2e restructures reservation system, refunds deposits

Despite recently raising $2.5 million, the EV start-up is refunding deposits and creating a VIP database for early adopters.

By Aug. 16, 2011


Aptera looks small, but inviting

A video of the Aptera electric car popped up on YouTube this week.

By Feb. 18, 2009


Quirky Aptera EV edges closer to launch

If a $184 million loan from the U.S. Department of Energy comes through, the company says it could start production of its three-wheeled electric vehicle in 2011.

By Apr. 16, 2010


Dent an Aptera 2e, win $100

In Aptera's manufacturing facility, visitors are given a sledgehammer and encouraged to swing away at the company's electric vehicle prototype. Dent it, and you can win $100.

By Mar. 6, 2009


Google philanthropy funds Aptera and ActaCell

Google.org is splitting $2.75 million between Aptera, a maker of electric cars, and ActaCell, which is developing long-lasting lithium-ion batteries.

By Jul. 23, 2008


Jay Leno drives the futuristic Aptera 2e

Jay Leno puts the Aptera 2e electric vehicle through its paces and comes back impressed.

By May. 28, 2009


Aptera electric car ready for drivers?

Maker of three-wheeled electric vehicle that gets 300 mpg says car will be available for under $30,000 in 2008.

By Nov. 19, 2007


Electric carmaker Aptera raises $24 million round

When published, this story gave the wrong day for the Aptera-Google.org announcement. That round of funding was announced Tuesday.

By Jul. 25, 2008