300 MPG Car Opens For Business


A company called Aperta is taking reservations for the production version of a three-wheeled, 300 MPG concept car that looks like it was lifted from a ’60s science fiction flick.

Eventually, the company says an all-electric model that will cruise for 120 miles before needing a re-charge will be available for $26,900. A hybrid version will sell for $29,900. In a year, you’ll also be able to reserve a model that flies directly to the Jovian moon Europa, where it will convert into a submarine and take you deep below the surface to search for alien life forms.

OK, so maybe that’s not quite true. And we’re reluctant to believe those 300 MPG claims, too. That said, the company’s Web site sure is sweet.—Gregory Mone