Aptera Motors is an American startup company seeking to manufacture high-efficiency road vehicles. It will now provide a new option named “Never Charge” to its owners, which will allow them to avoid plugging their cars to any power outlet. Eventually forever…
According to Aptera, Never Charge is a “solar complement integrated into the surface of the Aptera’s body.” It will provide the equivalent in energy to up to 40 miles (64 km) of range every day. The high efficiency of its solar cells is only part of the story. Its energy efficiency can receive most of the credits for that.
The Aptera will be a very aerodynamic car, with an energy consumption of only 100 Wh/mi. It also helps that it will be extremely light, at 1,800 lb (around 815 kg). That will make it travel around 1,000 mi (1,600 km) with its biggest battery pack, which delivers 100 kWh.
The car’s solar panels may be enough for people that travel less than 40 miles every day to save energy. It could even help them make a weekend trip without ever having to charge the car conventionally.
“So finally, a no-fuel transportation option is possible due to Aptera’s efficient vehicle technology and today’s leading solar cells. This is a genuinely off-grid solution and something that can power homes one day.”
Reference- Aptera website & PR, InsideEVs story