Aptera partners with Elaphe for in-wheel-motor technology

Green Car Congress

The rebooted Aptera Motors has teamed with Elaphe Propulsion Technologies on a long-range, volume production electric vehicle powered by in-wheel motors. Aptera, initially known as Accelerated Composites, formed in 2005 to bring highly efficient, three-wheeled vehicles to the market ( earlier post ), went out of business in 2011. Elaphe is a perfect match for Aptera. We provide the packaging versatility and turning needed to enable Aptera’s industry-best efficiencies.

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1,000-mile Aptera “never charge” solar-supplemented EV: Jay Leno gets a preview

Green Car Reports

While not quite ready for production, the Aptera electric three-wheeler recently appeared on "Jay Leno's Garage," where Jay Leno got a comprehensive preview of the solar-supplemented EV from Aptera co-CEOs Chris Anthony and Steve Fambro.

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An up close look at the Aptera SEVs and interview with co-founder Chris Anthony


Solar EV startup Aptera recently invited Electrek to visit its current headquarters in San Diego, CA, and see the alpha versions of its Aptera SEVs close up. more… The post An up close look at the Aptera SEVs and interview with co-founder Chris Anthony appeared first on Electrek.

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Aptera solar car claimed to need no charging starts at $25,900, arrives in 2021

Green Car Reports

Aptera Motors now claims its updated electric three-wheeler will be able to run entirely on solar power, with no charging required for daily use. Specifically, Aptera claims its solar.

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Aptera Three-Wheeler EV Officially Enters Beta Phase


Beta means no major changes will be made, suggesting Aptera is on track with the Sol's development

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Aptera shows how its “never charge” solar EV performs

Green Car Reports

Aptera Motors’ says that most drivers will never need to charge its three-wheeled, solar-powered car—offering a driving range of up to 1,000 miles—and that it will be “the most efficient vehicle ever made available to consumers.”

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1,000-mile electric car unveiled: Aptera returns 10 years later

Green Car Reports

Aptera Three-wheel two-seatWhat's the minimum necessary range for an electric car? The world's auto industry seems to have settled on 200-plus miles for North America and 300 kilometers (160 miles) or more for European and Asian markets. The longest-range 2019 Tesla, the Model S Long Range, gets an EPA range rating of 370 miles. So the idea of an electric car with 1,000.

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Aptera Sol: 1,000-mile, solar-supplemented EV teases tent, space for a surfboard

Green Car Reports

But Aptera seems to think its solar-supplemented three-wheeler can fill that role just as well—if, perhaps for day-camping. Aptera recently completed its second "alpha" prototype, which the company named Sol, and released a video showing the.

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Aptera shows off its ultra-futuristic solar-powered Sol electric vehicle with 1,000-mile range


Electric vehicle startup Aptera has just released a new video with perhaps the best look yet at the company’s futuristic electric three-wheeler. more… The post Aptera shows off its ultra-futuristic solar-powered Sol electric vehicle with 1,000-mile range appeared first on Electrek.

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Aptera Luna Solar EV Revealed As Third And Final Alpha Prototype


Named after the moon, Aptera's Luna marks the end of the Alpha phase of development and the beginning of the shift to Beta

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Aptera Interview Today at Last!

Electric Cars are for Girls

Steve Fambro, Aptera's founder, will be speaking today for the first time about Aptera. Specifically - hopefully - What Went Wrong Over at Aptera. Not to be ghoulish about an EV company that didn't make it, but.don't we all wanna know? The show airs live at 3pm Eastern on Transport Evolved

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2022 Jaguar I-Pace, Aptera “never charge” lifestyle, GM EV policy: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

We look at what Aptera sees as the lifestyle for its solar-supplemented, three-wheeled, hyper-efficient EV. The 2022 Jaguar I-Pace is getting a new interface and faster charging.

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Solid-state battery safety, Aptera “never charge” details, Lucid as Tesla rival: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Jay Leno drives the high-mileage Aptera solar EV. Solid-state cells pass some first tests for safety. And we take a look at what shapes Lucid up, potentially, to become the most direct rival yet to Tesla. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

Aptera's EV Can Go From 0 to 60 Mph In Less Than 3 Seconds


Aptera's CTO said that in a chat with the Denver Electric Vehicle Council

Aptera delays 2e until 2010

Revenge of the Electric Car

Big changes at Aptera … more details ( plus official press release ) after the jump: Officially Official: Aptera production pushed back to 2010. Addressing the situation he said: “Right now my advanced work is a lower priority for Aptera. Here is the full text of the blog post, and the Press Release from Aptera Motors: [link]. Officially Official: Aptera production pushed back to 2010. Source: Aptera Motors]. About Aptera.

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Aptera performance, Tesla’s Canadian charade, Panasonic on Tesla battery plans: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

And Aptera’s “never charge” solar car goes to the track. Aptera’s three-wheeled. Panasonic expresses some skepticism about the battery format Tesla sees as the future. Tesla’s putting its 94-mile Model 3 out in the open, in Canada.

“Never Charge EV” -1000 km Range Aptera Solar Car

Get Electric Vehicle

What if there is a vehicle you don’t have spent a single penny for fueling… guess what there is Aptera Solar Car. Aptera is an audacious startup with a vision to change the face of E-mobility forever. Aptera’s Initial Fails. The new Aptera has more contemporary features.

First Apteras Rolled Out Today!

Electric Cars are for Girls

The moment we've all been waiting for - the first few shiny Apteras have poked their noses out from the factory door

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Crowdfunded Aptera super-efficiency EV will use in-wheel motors

Green Car Reports

Aptera, self-proclaimed builder of the world's most efficient passenger vehicle, is partnering with Elaphe Propulsion to bring in-wheel motor technology to its 1,000-mile electric two-seater. If Aptera rings a bell but you can't quite place it, it was a company that was seeking funding to build a hyper-efficient, three-wheel electric car way back

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Aptera's hyper-efficient, solar-charged car: Does $2 gas change its appeal?

Green Car Reports

A video recently last Tuesday by Aptera takes exactly that angle—introducing the company’s electric three-wheeler in light of international conflict and climate change, as related to the oil.

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Toyota EVs, Aptera solar sell, Canoo delivery van, XC40 Recharge: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Aptera says you won’t have to plug in. Toyota finally confirms some electric vehicles on the way. Volvo’s first electric car is on our annual shortlist. And Canoo is planning to show another electric van—this one for making deliveries.

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Mach-E GT Performance review, Aptera solar claims, Lucid and Tesla: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

Why do automakers using cylindrical battery cells boast longer driving ranges? What ingredient in whiskey might be good for EV battery materials? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending October 15, 2021.

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Aptera: incredible becomes believable

Plugs and Cars

The Aptera electric car, so futuristic looking it will appear in an upcoming Star Trek movie, is becoming more believable with each passing day. Tags: aptera battery electric car Extremely lightweight, it will be able to get decent range out of a relatively small lithium battery pack. Three-wheeled, it will not be speed limited like four-wheeled NEVs. They produced a short video from inside their Southern California base station. Check it out. Source: Autobloggreen.com ].

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Aptera 2e makes public debut

Revenge of the Electric Car

We have TWO reports from guest bloggers who attended the Aptera in the Wild EVent Thursday night at Smooth’s Sports Grille in Long Beach, CA. Also embedded below is a recent Aptera 2e demo ride video (with founder Steve Fambro) from the 2009 TED conference (held in Long Beach, CA) recently uploaded by Aptera forum member Josh. It was a rainy night but I decided to jump in my car and see the new Aptera in person tonight in Long Beach. From: Aptera.

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Here Comes the Sol: Introducing Aptera’s Second Solar Electric Vehicle

EV Obssesion

The post Here Comes the Sol: Introducing Aptera’s Second Solar Electric Vehicle appeared first on EV Obsession. The sun is the most important and largest source of energy for life on Earth.

Remy to Supply HVH250 Motors for the Aptera 2e Vehicle

Green Car Congress

Remy International will supply HVH250 electric motors ( earlier post ) for Aptera Motors’s Aptera 2e electric vehicle. Remy is already supplying a High Voltage Hairpin (HVH) electric motor for Aptera’s entry in the Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize, where the 2e has successfully reached fourth phase of competition. The three-wheel Aptera 2e has a novel light-weight design weighing approximately 1,800 pounds.

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Aptera Unveils Pre-Production 2e, Suppliers

Green Car Congress

In a press conference in Carlsbad, California, Aptera Motors unveiled the pre-production version of the electric three-wheel, 200+ mpg Aptera 2e along with 23 strategic suppliers , including GE; A123Systems for the Li-ion battery pack; Remy International for the drive motor ( earlier post ); and BorgWarner for the single ratio transaxle. The Aptera 2e.

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Cleaner EVs, Aptera, cheap gas and ethanol: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

And will an activist strategy about oil stoke interest in Aptera? Electric cars are cleaner than gas cars almost everywhere. Ethanol faces more challenges at the pump. Battery-electric trains catch on in Europe. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Aptera Shutting Down For Good

Green Car Reports

Aptera has just released a statement, saying it will shut down operations today. The official letter is below: After years of focused effort to bring our products to the market, Aptera Motors is closing its doors, effective today. This is a difficult time for everyone connected with our company because we have never been closer to realizing our

Aptera returns and is aiming for 1000 miles of EV range

Discover EV

Aptera are aiming to build a car with unrivalled efficiency to give it a range of 1000 miles

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Aptera redux, smart charging, lots of lithium: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Aptera returns. A familiar name in electric vehicles, Aptera, is back—with a new version of its three-wheeled EV that can now go up to a claimed 1,000 miles on a. Lithium is unexpectedly plentiful. Faraday Future could be headed for more change. And does smart charging matter as much as fast charging? All this and more on Green Car Reports.

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Aptera Staff Smash Prototype Electric Cars As Company Folds

Green Car Reports

At the end of last week we broke the news that Aptera, the company responsible for the futuristic three-wheeled electric car known as the Aptera 2e was closing down. Now a series of YouTube videos have surfaced showing showing people we assume to be Aptera employees wilfully destroying Aptera body shells with a forklift truck, presumably so they

Watch Aptera Bare Its Sol In New Video


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AVL Simulation Technologies Assist in Development of Aptera 2e

Green Car Congress

AVL North America announced that since January 2009, it has contributed to the development of Aptera Motors’ electric vehicle concept, Aptera 2e, an Alternative Class finalist in the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE competition, through use of its vehicle system and driveline analysis tool, AVL CRUISE. The adaptable platform also played a key role in helping Aptera to meet the competition’s safety, emissions and performance requirements.

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Aptera Motors shuts down, effective today; cites lack of private sector investment to match DOE commitment

Green Car Congress

Aptera Motors, the developer of an all-electric, three-wheeled lightweight aerodynamic vehicle ( earlier post ) is shutting down. Aptera executives had been engaged in exhaustive due diligence with the Department of Energy (DOE) pertaining to an ATVM (Advance Technology Vehicle Manufacturing) loan. The concept of this vehicle had been in place since the very beginning of Aptera, and we had been wholly focused on its development for the last year.

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Morris electric van, Aptera in-wheel motors, Toyota LQ concept, testing Plaid: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

The Aptera three-wheeled car is back with in-wheel motor tech. It’s a morning of returns. The British brand Morris is back with an all-electric, carbon-fiber vehicle. And Tesla has returned to Germany’s Nürburgring. A reconstituted Toyota concept points to future tech for Lexus, and Bosch borrows from airbag technology for a. Today in Car News

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Ex-Aptera Founder Reveals New Electric Sports Car, TORQ Roadster

Green Car Reports

That's what happened to Aptera, builders of a tadpole-like, two-seat, three-wheeled electric vehicle. But Aptera If at first you don't succeed, try again. It's a positive, optimistic attitude that can go a long way when presented with challenges--such as your first electric car company disappearing after several years of optimism and hype.

Aptera Uses Drag Strip To Prepare For Beta Prototype Production


The alpha prototypes handled really well, according to Chris Anthony

Popular Mechanics Takes Aptera for a Drive

Plugs and Cars

Well, Popular Mechanics asked and the Aptera folks let them in. Tags: aptera This wingless Jetsonian vehicle has seemed to me to be too much design, too much gadgetry, too much website, and not enough practical, buildable car. I thought I could smell the vapor. The magazine's Ben Stewart took the all electric car (3 wheeler) for a 20 mile spin in Carlsbad CA. And he came back impressed. There's video , lots of stills and most of the basic stats you'd want to know.

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Karma GS-6 review, Aptera performance, EQS reveal, MX-30, hybrids before Prius: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

Which automaker has a Canadian compliance car with just 94 miles of range? Which plug-in hybrid isn’t staying on dealer lots because demand remains so strong? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending April 16, 2021.

Aptera IPO Ambitions Shine Through In Latest Executive Hiring


She is an independent Director for a SPAC

Model S Plaid, Ford Maverick hybrid pickup, Lexus NX plug-in hybrid, Aptera solar car: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

Which EV startup sent out an SOS? Which upcoming full-size pickup has the operating footprint of an 85 mpg gasoline vehicle? Hint: It just might be electric. This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending June 12, 2021.

Aptera: Mother Nature Meets the Electric Car

Electric Cars are for Girls

The Aptera is slightly behind schedule. Like a lot of us, at the last minute, she had to change her dress