Aptera Announcement

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As I wait patiently for my Infinite Blue Mach-E Premium to be built during the week of January 24th, I heard that Aptera, out of San Diego was back in the news. Did anyone happen to see their announcement last week, which announced that they are releasing their vehicle in 2021, which contains the following elements....

Aptera key breakthroughs and features include:
  • Record-breaking range: Aptera’s low drag gives it the longest range of any production vehicle ever created – achieving up to 1,000 miles per charge and unburdening drivers from frustrating range anxiety.
  • Solar: Integrated solar can be configured to provide up to 45 miles of range per day with over 3 square meters and 180 efficient solar cells designed into the body structure. This makes Aptera the first vehicle capable of meeting most daily driving needs using solar power alone.
  • Efficient powertrains: Liquid-cooled electric motors propel Aptera from 0-60 in as fast as 3.5 seconds, with a top speed of 110 mph. All-wheel drive and vectorized torque control give Aptera comfort, stability control, and the ability to handle inclement weather.
  • Tunable efficiency: Adjustable settings built into Aptera’s user interface keep drivers updated with ways they can conserve energy and extend range in real time.
  • Scalable manufacturing: Aptera has solved key challenges allowing for rapid, high-volume, and cost-efficient vehicle production – having just four main pieces.
Here's a video of their new vehicle: Aptera Overview Video

Certainly interesting innovations, especially for those interested in long-range performance capabilities.





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As nice as that looks as a grocery getter, LOL, I think I will reserve judgement until I see the

Crash Test Ratings. I can't wait.

But as a replacement for golf cart travel in gated communities, they hit a home run.:)
 

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Interesting that the solar cells don’t charge the car while it’s being driven. I guess this is a practical car for the desert southwest and Florida (places where it doesn’t snow and you can park it outside).
 

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