Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Aptera, Solar-Powered Car

quote [ Aptera is the first electric/ solar vehicle that requires no charging for most daily use. Thanks to the power of the sun, the dream of driving for more miles with less carbon, materials, and energy from the grid is now a reality. ]

This thing has a thousand mile range! It really excites me. I hope they make a go of it.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Interesting]
[by Marcel@2:21amGMT]

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5th Earth said @ 4:08am GMT on 13th Jan
This is their second try, the original was a straight electric. We'll see.
cb361 said @ 8:04pm GMT on 13th Jan
Wouldn't work in Britain. Not enough sun. We'll need a car with a big wind turbine on top. Preferably one that you lower for going under bridges.
avid said @ 4:22am GMT on 15th Jan
They have a calculator. I ran it for Seattle, and for a 10 mile commute, they claimed I wouldn't need to plug in ever. Not sure how much I believe them, but they claim to get 13km/hr range on 110V.
Anonynonymous said @ 9:33pm GMT on 13th Jan
I dunno, the claims smell like BS considering the current known solar/battery technology. But I've certainly been wrong before...
avid said @ 4:25am GMT on 15th Jan
The claims seem fathomable, given that this thing is going to be incredibly light. They don't even list the weight. I suspect it would scare potential customers, since it will be not much more than a motorcycle.
ubie said @ 2:06am GMT on 15th Jan
I assume it will be mass produced and on the roads the same day as Elio...

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