So you thought the Aptera was a cool alternative to gas guzzlers? Check these little guys out. NmG (standing for 'No more Gas') personal electric vehicles are smaller than Smart cars and use no gasoline at all. None. In fact, you can run them for one or two cents a mile.
NmGs are really small – so small that you can fit four of them into one parking space (see picture, below), which means this probably isn't a car for long road journeys, or for piling the family into. In fact, it only seats one, so that wouldn't even be a possibility. But it is the car for popping out to buy groceries, picking up a DVD, and – most importantly – driving to work.
Charge it for eight hours and you'll get about 30 miles of driving, which is more than the average driver does in a day. Plus, you can drive it in the car pool lane, and park it in a motorcycle space between two cars (see picture, below).
With gas hitting record highs every day and its consumption contributing so heavily to global warming, surely the NmG is a no-brainer? And if, as many suggest, the oil companies are suppressing information about electric cars left, right and center – then surely the spread of information by Internet is the ideal way of counteracting that (blogging being quite possibly the ultimate freedom of speech)? Just a thought. RM
Images: Myers Motors