Carpool Lane Is Target for Three-Wheeled Aptera

Fambro says about 400 potential buyers have slapped down a $500 refundable reservation to get in line.

Published: 11-Jan-2008

CARLSBAD, Calif. — Bored working as an engineer for a biotech company, Steve Fambro began to dream of a better way to get to work.

Why not design a fuel-efficient car that would allow a single driver onto California's car-pool lanes?

"Most people thought I was crazy," Fambro recalls.


The PAS series, which includes six different bikes, will have its official launch next month in Japan. Prices will start at US$800 to US$990.

The bikes will make their debut appearance in Ed's new comedy TV show, 'Living with Ed' which broadcasts Sundays at 10pm ET/PT on HGTV.

The scooters top out at a 25mph speed, although the ones on loan to the Sheriff's Department are calibrated to travel no faster than 18mph.


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