Alternative Vehicles That Will Change the Way You Envision Transport |

The future was supposed to look like a scene from the Fifth Element or Blade Runner with hover cars that fly and sleek futuristic modes of transportation that could take us to space if that’s what we desired. Flash forward to the present and it’s clear that none of that has come to fruition. However, these alternative vehicles are firmly on that path, and with a plethora of electric vehicle charging stations available across Canada, it’s not hard to see why the future of vehicles involves hybrid-electric power.

Aptera 2 Series

Aptera 2 Series

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The future has arrived. Reminiscent of George Jetson’s primary mode of transportation, the futuristic appeal of the Aptera has been seducing potential buyers for years. Although none of these post-modern concept cars have been mass produced yet, there has been plenty of talk.

Aptera, which means wingless flight, has the aesthetics and design of a plane, yet drives from zero to 60 in under 10 seconds with a maximum speed of 90 mph. With a sleek and futuristic body, although impressive, looks are more than its primary selling point, especially when you consider that this vehicle was created to be a battery-operated electric car. However due to its three-wheel design, it is officially classed in the same category as a motorcycle. A unique hybrid car that will certainly interest any automotive service technician. Aptera USA, the American-owned version of the company, will offer both a 2g (gas-powered Aptera) and a handmade-in-the-US version of the 2e, with the electric version for an estimated asking price of between $25,000 and $40,000. Not bad for a vehicle that will transport you straight to the future.

Ryno Motorcycle

Designed for short, low speed trips, this multiple-use, self-balancing, one-wheel electric scooter is the most uniquely crafted vehicle created that will satisfy your need for efficient transport, particularly when you’re in the city. And if a career in auto mechanics is your dream, then there’s no better way to learn more about vehicles than to drive a wide range of them.  According to Popular Mechanics, the RYNO incorporates motorcycle-like steering geometry with accelerometers using a gyro control system to accelerate, brake, and stay balanced. Created by RYNO Motors, the beauty of this scooter is in its one-wheel design. Although somewhat strange to look at, the distinctive design is what makes it perfect for getting around in the city. Its one-wheel design takes it to places simply not possible with a car, with the bonus of being able to park it anywhere that you can park a bike. And with a retail price in the $4,000 range, this offbeat beauty is sure to be in a city near you in no time. You can check it out in this video:

Antro Solo

The Antro Solo is a solar, human and gas-electric hybrid vehicle with a fuel efficiency that consumes between 1.5 and two litres per 100 kilometres. It features solar panels and foot pedals as auxiliary power sources, as well as the ability to run on bio fuels. This prototype hybrid car is as innovative as it gets, with a design that is so post-modern it makes a regular car look like a horse and buggy as it can reach 140 kilometres per hour. And with a price in the $20,000 range, it is affordable enough for the average person. If you are taking courses in car sales training, or even slightly familiar with the auto industry, then you’ll know that this is one of the best prices around for a vehicle of this range. It is also safe to say that this is most likely the car that the majority of people had in mind when they envisioned driving in the future. Forget about hover cars that fly, hybrid vehicle design looks like the future of transport.

Antro Solo

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Tags: auto mechanics, automotive service technician, car sales training

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