Aptera Solar Electric Vehicle
Meet Aptera, the first 3-wheeled solar electric vehicle that requires no charging for most daily use and has an over 1,000-mile range. In other words, this sleek Batman-like, eco-friendly vehicle draws less than 100Wh per mile for daily driving and can go five times farther than other electric vehicles with the same-sized solar system, the company boasts. Annually, this “first Never Charge electric vehicle’s” solar capability is impressive as well. Aptera harvests enough sunlight to travel over 11,000 miles per year (in most regions).
Aptera has liquid-cooled electric motors that propel the e-car from 0-60 in as fast as 3.5 seconds, with a top speed of 110 mph. Aptera can take on inclement weather thanks to its all-wheel drive and vectorized torque that offers control, stability, and comfort. Equipped with adjustable settings built into its user interface, this solar electric show-stopper keeps drivers updated with ways they can conserve energy and extend range in real-time.
In addition to “shattering industry performance achievements,” Aptera is built with lightweight composites that are overall stronger than steel, allowing its distinctive body shape to glide through the air with “an unheard-of drag coefficient (Cd) of .13.” It’s also elegantly constructed with just four key structural parts, instead of 300 like a typical electric vehicle. This is intentional for several reasons: fewer parts equals a more cost-effective, easier build. Aptera uses 3D printed tooling, therefore less labor is involved and thus less manufacturing space is needed. It also has made noteworthy advancements in low-drag aerodynamics and cooling. Bottom line, Aptera can quickly and inexpensively scale based on demand. So, make your reservation now!
While Aptera looks bad-ass for the solar electric vehicle category, passenger safety is one of the main priorities for the company. With that said, Aptera is equipped with a Formula-1 inspired safety cell, advanced airbag technology, and energy-absorbing composite material made of steel and aluminum. It also has an advanced SafetyPilot with other safety features, such as lane-keep, adaptive cruise, and emergency braking as well as facial tracking. This futuristic ride can also drive you to your destination with its Level 2 autonomy capability.
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