Driven by the power of the sun, as Aptera Motors states on its website, the automaker’s new three-wheeler EV will have a range of up to 1,000 miles (1,609 km) with full charge (with its top option).
The two-person (and one pet!) vehicle boasts a solar panel roof array and can provide up to 45 miles (72 km) of range per day. The vehicles charge with their solar panels in park mode.
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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 Aptera co-founder, Chris Anthony, in a press release released on Dec. 4.
BIG NEWS! Preorders for the limited edition Paradigm and Paradigm+ models have officially SOLD OUT in less than 24 hours. Cheers to those who made our launch such an amazing success.
— Aptera Motors (@aptera_motors) December 5, 2020
“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 company released a specs sheet, which explains the sEV (solar EV) can go from zero to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 3.5 seconds while in all-wheel drive at 150 kW. And it can go from zero to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 5.5 seconds in front wheel drive. It has a top speed of 100 mph (160 km/h).
Its Never Charge Solar array is approximately three square meters by 700 watts. The array can charge the EV up to 60 kM while in park mode. There are a number of options available, with the price ranging from $25,900 up to $46,900 depending on the chosen range and added options.
Deliveries will start in 2021.
Take a sneak peek at what to expect by checking out Aptera’s video: