LONG BEACH, CALIF. -- Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster, left, chats with Long Beach resident and designer Jason Hill as they look at the Aptera 2e in Long Beach, Calif. on February 4, 2009. The Aptera 2 Series is a two-seat, three wheeled plug-in hybrid car. The prices range from $25,000 to $40,000 dollars and can go 100 miles on a charge. The car also has a roof-mounted solar panel that operates an always-on climate control system so the car stays cool all the time.
Photo by Jeff Gritchen/Long Beach Press-Telegram