San Diego based Aptera has unveiled a new solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) which has a battery of 100 Kwh and can get up to 1000 miles of range. The new three-wheeled, two-person vehicle has a solar roof array that can provide up to 45 miles of range per day and this set up has allowed a travelling range of 11000 miles per year using energy only harnessed by sun.
“With Aptera’s Never Charge technology, you are driven by the power of the sun,” co-founder Chris Anthony said in a statement. “Our built-in solar array keeps your battery pack topped off and anywhere you want to go, you just go.”
Having a drag coefficient of just 0.13, as compared to Tesla-3’s 0.26, this lightweight car has a featherlight chassis and an aerodynamic nature. Its front-wheel-drive vehicle can go from zero to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds, and its three-wheel drive model can get to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. It also features all-wheel drive and vectorized torque control to give the EV more stability in tough conditions.
Preorders for the Paradigm ($29,900) and Paradigm Plus ($46,900) opened last Friday, and both vehicles sold out in just under 24 hours.