New Solar Electric Vehicle To Drive
New EV Has Strong Funding
Very Close to Production
Aptera, the San Diego based electric vehicle maker, has landed $4 million in fresh funding to bankroll production of its 3 wheeled, solar electric EV by the end of 2021. Aptera is a unique, sleek and highly efficient new form of personal mobility. The electric vehicle seats two, operates on 3 wheels, can hit speeds of 110 mph and promises to be ultra efficient with a 1,000 mile range. It already has netted 7,000 orders to buy it in just two months. That adds up to $250 million in orders. The company says it is driven by the power of the Sun and depending upon where you live and how much you drive, you may never have to give it a charge. Bottom-line: solar power alone can power the EV for 45 miles per day.
Solar Panel Roof
The Aptera is designed for energy efficiency. It has solar roof panels to pull in energy from the sun. Depending on the size of the battery in the vehicle, you can get 1,000 miles of range on a single charge. The company says this is the first solar electric vehicle that requires no charging for most daily use because of the supplemental solar power and the 1,000 mile range.
New Form of Personal Mobility
Company founders Steve Fambro and Chris Anthony say they are using breakthrough lightweight materials, low drag aerodynamics and cooling, AI and additive manufacturing to create the extremely energy efficient vehicle. The price range for this new form of personal mobility is from $25,900 to $46,900. They will start producing and delivering the EVs at the end of 2021. And they expect to start delivering 10,000 a year by 2022.