This new solar-based three-wheeler claims it doesn’t require charging.
San Diego-based Aptera, the first electric/ solar vehicle that requires no charging for most daily use, was sold out in just 24 hours.
Aptera Motors has introduced the first solar electric vehicle (sEV) that requires no charging for most daily use and
boasts a range of up to 1,000 miles per full charge, shattering industry performance achievements to date. Aptera
leverages breakthroughs in lightweight structures, low-drag aerodynamics and cooling, material science, and
manufacturing processes to deliver the most efficient vehicle ever made available to consumers.
Drawing less than 100Wh per mile for everyday driving, Aptera can go five times farther than other electric vehicles
with the same-sized solar system.
“With Aptera’s Never Charge technology, you are driven by the power of the sun. Our built-in solar array keeps your
battery pack topped off and anywhere you want to go, you just go,” says Co-Founder Chris Anthony. Never Charge
is built into every Aptera and is designed to harvest enough sunlight to travel over 11,000 miles per year in most
regions. The Aptera vehicle is made of lightweight composites that are many times stronger than steel, allowing its
unique body shape to slip through the air with an unheard-of drag coefficient (Cd) of .13.
Aptera’s low drag gives it the longest range of any production vehicle ever created – achieving up to 1,000 miles per charge and unburdening drivers from frustrating range anxiety.
The integrated solar can be configured to provide up to 45 miles of range per day with over 3 square meters and
180 efficient solar cells designed into the body structure. This makes Aptera the first car capable of meeting
most daily driving needs using solar power alone.
Liquid-cooled electric motors propel Aptera from 0-60 in as fast as 3.5 seconds, with a top speed of 110 mph. All-wheel drive and vectorized torque control give Aptera comfort, stability control, and the ability to handle inclement weather.
Adjustable settings built into Aptera’s user interface keep drivers updated with ways they can conserve energy and extend range in real time.
Aptera has also solved key challenges allowing for rapid, high-volume, and cost-efficient vehicle production – having just four main pieces.
How to Reserve Aptera solar-powere car
Both vehicle version ($29,900 Aptera Paradigm and $46,900 Paradigm Plus) sold out in just 24 hours. Customers can also design and customize their own Aptera and choose ranges of 250, 400, 600, or 1,000 miles in both AWD and FWD packages. Pricing is between $25,900- $46,900+.