Aptera Motors has just unveiled the first solar electric vehicle (sEV) that requires no charging and has a range of up to 1,000 miles, thanks to Never Charge. This technology is built into every Aptera and designed to harvest enough sunlight to travel over 11,000 miles per year in most parts of the world. The vehicle itself is made of lightweight composites that are many times stronger than steel, allowing its unique body shape to slip through the air with an incredible drag coefficient (Cd) of .13. Read more for video, additional pictures and information.
The integrated solar system can be configured to provide up to 45 miles of range per day with over 3 square meters and cells designed into the body structure, while liquid-cooled electric motors enabling it to hit 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds, topping out at 110 mph. It boasts an all-wheel drive powertrain and vectorized torque control for maximum comfort, stability control, as well as the ability to handle inclement weather. Pre-orders are open now, and customers can choose from models with ranges of 250, 400, 600, or 1,000-miles in both AWD / FWD packages.
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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,” said Co-Founder Chris Anthony.