California-based car manufacturer Aptera has designed and developed a three-wheeled car that may never need charging.
Aptera in its website has stated: “Aptera leverages breakthroughs in lightweight structures, low-drag aerodynamics and cooling, material science, and manufacturing processes to deliver the most efficient vehicle ever made available to consumer.”
Touted as “world’s first never-charge solar electric car”, the vehicle has a lightweight structure, built with a composite material of steel and aluminum, enabling it to be aerodynamically as efficient for the car to use as less energy as possible.
Measuring 4.4 meters long, 2.2 meters wide, and 1.4 meters high, the three-wheeled vehicle has an unusual teardrop shape, which is said to cover a range of 11,000 miles per year, drawing as less as a 100-watt hour per mile.
Due to its lightweight structure, it can go from 0 to 60 miles/hr in 3.5secs, offering a top speed of 110mph. Integrated solar can be configured to provide up to 45 miles of range per day.
Along with the package of above-mentioned features, it also offers two autonomy capabilities, which means it has features of controlling, steering, accelerating and braking, with user’s intervention when required.
The claim of running the car without charging is based on the average daily usage of cars by the public.
Aptera, launched in 2005, was dissolved in 2011, after reportedly being unable to gain funds through loans. It is literally said to have risen from dead after it launched a revolutionary automobile in 2020
This wonder car is in competition with the Tesla cars, which offers 370 miles of range. In fact, no electric car company has a range beyond 500 miles.
This eco-friendly car may not just save costs, but also the environment, reducing the wastage of electricity.
Paradigm and Paradigm+, offered by Aptera, having a price range of $26,000 – $46,900, was officially made public to be purchased through its website. It’s been reported that the automobiles were sold out within the first 24hrs of launch.