Aptera is Back with a Solar Three-Wheeler That Promises Over 1,600km of Range on a Single Charge


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After being shuttered in 2011 due to lack of funding, Aptera is back now with a new solar electric vehicle which is claimed to do away with charging altogether. And it predicts its top model with a battery of 100kWh to return up to 1000 miles on single charge.

The new three-wheeled EV that can seat two-person has a solar roof array that can provide up to 72km of range per day. Hence, if you own the top model and add the charge from the solar panels while the car is parked then a over 1600km seems quite possible.

The front-wheel-drive car is good for a 5.5-second zero to 100kmph, with the three-wheel-drive model doing it in 3.5 seconds. Battery packs will range in size from 25.0 kWh (good for about 250 miles of range) up to the 100.0-kWh pack, with the heaviest model weighing in at 997kg. Essentially, you're driving a battery on wheels. With DC fast charging, Aptera says the charge rate can hit 500 miles of range per hour.

Aptera claims that the pricing of the car will begin at from $25,900 to more than $46,000, depending on options. The first two models will be named Paradigm and Pradigm+. However, we are still not sure, if that is the name of the model or its variants. Interestingly, we also learnt that there is also a variant that will have higher ground clearance, tougher wheel fairings, and an integrated tent and awning learnt that there is also a variant that will have higher ground clearance, tougher wheel fairings, and an integrated tent and awning.


Aptera Motors' Futuristic Three-Wheeler Is Powered by the Sun

Aptera Motors wants you to say hello to the future of automotive with its new advanced solar electric vehicle. This is the first solar electric vehicle in the world, pairing liquid-cooled electric motors with integrated solar panels to provide a maximum range of 1,000 miles on a single charge. 

The automotive company claims that its car will require “no charging for most drivers” because it can deliver up to 45 miles of range per day running off the solar-powered component alone. It achieves this thanks to three square meters of solar paneling that is formed by 180 individual solar cells incorporated all around the car’s bodywork. 

Aptera Motors put efficiency at the forefront when designing the body. Made from just four main pieces (which also reduces build time and increases cost efficiency), the three-wheeled car boasts a very low drag coefficient of .13 that enables it to slip through the air which, as a result, further increases its range.

All of this translates to a car that achieves 0-60 MPH in 3.5 seconds and can hit 110 MPH. It can also be equipped with all-wheel drive and vectorized torque control that give the car better stability control, comfort, and increased handling abilities in more testing environments. 

Aptera Motors’ special-edition Paradigm and Paradigm+ versions, available in ranges of 250, 400, 600, or 1,000 miles in both AWD and FWD packages, can be reserved on Aptera Motors’ website now for just $100 USD. Pricing is between $25,900 USD and $46,900 USD, depending on which spec you choose. 

Elsewhere in the automotive world, Jaguar is celebrating the E-Type’s 60th anniversary with a special run of F-TYPEs.

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