American electric car developer Aptera, which started with a low-energy vehicle earlier in the decade, went bankrupt in 2011 and relaunched in 2019, shortly before the end of its beta with its new vehicle in a pre-series version. Presenting. Step.
The three-wheeled car, called the Soul, has a 100 kWh battery, weighs a maximum of 1000 kg and is said to be capable of traveling 1000 miles (about 1600 km) due to its very low air resistance. The solar cell on the body should be 3 square meters3 Cover, the car should be able to run a maximum of 110 km / h.
Builders call Soul the Never Charge Solar Electric Vehicle (SEV). “Just as plants convert the sun’s energy during photosynthesis, Sol is designed to harvest sunlight efficiently and effectively – and doesn’t need to be charged for most daily use ” Aptera writes.
Depending on the equipment, the vehicle will cost between $25,900 and $46,900. To the best of my knowledge, Aptera has a good 10,000 pre-orders. The Seoul is scheduled to be delivered this year and the company plans to ramp up production in 2022.
Vehicle development service provider Roush should help. The turning radius, door seals and hinges are to be improved in the ongoing beta phase. In February this year, Aptera closed a Series A financing round of $4 million.