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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.

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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.

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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).

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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

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Images: Myers Motors

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  • Cyndie

    July 11, 2008

    I love it. No one ever rides with me. I drive 10 miles to work. Unfortunately I do a lot of driving once I get to work, but then I have my Prius for that. It would be great for my niece to get to and from school and we wouldn’t have to worry about her having passengers! =) It’s obviously not for everyone, but great for some. And most importantly it’s a step in the right direction.

  • Michael

    July 8, 2008

    How short do you have to be to fit in one of these?

  • dartoeatapeach

    July 6, 2008

    To me, the no-brainer is abandoning two-hour commutes.

  • whoknows

    July 3, 2008

    reminds me of the car in the Terry Gilliam movie Brazil

  • My daily commute is around 150km, so they will need to improve the range of these vehicles for me…still, it’s promising.

  • Brent

    July 2, 2008

    One huge advantage that I see that the Aptera has is that it is able to carry a passenger, where as the NmG you can only ride solo.

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