The Aptera has been redesigned to be a pure battery-powered electric vehicle (BEV) using under 100Wh per mile on the EPA test cycle, with an estimated EPA test-cycle range of 1,000 miles (1,600 km), with solar panels that could add up to 40 miles of range per day. This makes the Aptera the most efficient and longest-range vehicle ever designed for mass production.
Inspired by fighter jets and race cars, our resin-infused sandwich-core construction produces lightweight composite structures many times stronger than typical steel-based vehicle designs.
Its small frontal cross-section area, unique aerodynamic design, and lightweight resin composite construction achieved this estimated range by requiring less than 100 Wh of energy per mile, making it about 2.5 times as energy efficient.
Lasting Solar Power
The Aptera is the first Never Charge electric vehicle. Its solar system can produce more power per year than most drivers will ever need for the road.
Embedded solar cells have been designed to contribute an estimated additional 41 miles per day from sunlight under ideal conditions. Since most drivers drive less than 30 miles per day, this feature would allow many drivers to skip the plug-in charge.
It’s a Paradigm Shift
Drawing less than 100Wh per mile for everyday driving, Aptera can go five times farther than other electric vehicles with the same-sized solar system.
Aptera features a level of passenger safety beyond just about any other vehicle on the road today—with a Formula-1 inspired safety cell, advanced airbag technology, and energy-absorbing composite material made of steel and aluminum.
Typical electric vehicles have 300 key structure parts; the Aptera has only 4. Fewer parts makes for an easier build and ultimately a more accessible price. Using 3D printed tooling results in less labor and manufacturing space, and gives Aptera the ability to rapidly and inexpensively scale based on demand.
Make Journeys Joyrides
Long journeys are a breeze with Aptera’s 1,000+ mile range and advanced SafetyPilot. Aptera drives itself to your location with Level 2 autonomy capability, which includes facial tracking, lane keep, adaptive cruise, and emergency braking.
With the Aptera’s Never Charge Technology, you can drive 40 miles per day and up to 11,000 miles per year just on solar power. To collect this power, we use over three square meters of solar panels that are easily upgradeable and replaceable.https://www.youtube.com/embed/XOOY42xnSHU?autoplay=0&mute=0&controls=1&loop=0&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.aptera.us&playsinline=1&enablejsapi=1&widgetid=7
That’s ultimately why the Aptera is the first ever Never Charge electric vehicle. And if you do need more power, just one charge from a standard 110-volt outlet will give your Aptera a range of 1,000 miles.