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Aptera Unveils Production-Intent Launch Edition

Electric Cars Report

Aptera announced on Friday its Launch Edition, the first series of over 40,000 orders for a fleet of ultra-efficient vehicles that will bring solar mobility and freedom from the grid a reality. Aptera’s Launch Edition was created with one purpose in mind — energy efficiency.

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Aptera solar EV Launch Edition: 400-mile range, no Supercharging yet

Green Car Reports

Aptera on Friday detailed the Launch Edition configuration of its 3-wheeled EV, which the company hopes to begin producing by the end of 2023. While Aptera has shown multiple powertrain and range options, Launch Edition.

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Aptera to begin production of Launch Edition EV

Teslarati

Aptera Motors announced plans to start production of its Launch Edition EV, which is equipped with around 700 watts of proprietary solar technology and powers up to 40 miles per day with solar energy. In October, Aptera announced the production of solar cells for its hyper-efficient EV.

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Aptera makes DC fast-charging standard with launch edition vehicle

Teslarati

Aptera has announced that its upcoming launch edition vehicle will come standard with DC fast charging, and is now technically capable of using Tesla Superchargers. Since its inception, a major hurdle for the Aptera design team has been the vehicle’s charging.

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Aptera Presentation to EV Club

EV Club of CT

Blog Electric Vehicles Aptera Aptera Specs Neil Mazer

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1000-mile Aptera solar EV will get Italian carbon-fiber body

Green Car Reports

The Aptera solar-assisted EV will get a carbon-fiber composite body from the same supplier used by supercar makers, to aid in its quest for 1,000 miles of real-world range. Aptera recently announced an agreement with Italy's C.P.C.

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Aptera teases stylish interior of 1,000km solar-powered car

The Driven EV News

Aptera teases new look interior, revealing sleek and stylish instrument cluster screen lots of headroom, and matte-white detailing. The post Aptera teases stylish interior of 1,000km solar-powered car appeared first on The Driven. Electric Cars EV News Aptera solar car

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Aptera details, Lightyear 0, Tesla heat pump, luxury EV leases: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Aptera details the first of its three-wheeled solar EVs due to have up to a 1,000-mile range. The Aptera Launch. Lucid offers one of many expected luxury EV leases tapping into federal money. Tesla claims its heat pump is better.

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Aptera acquires funding to start production

Teslarati

Aptera has recently announced through SEC filings that they are in the process of securing capital to start production. Aptera is in a race against time to get production started as they search for funding to start production. News Aptera Featured

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Aptera’s brand ambassador program is very on character

Teslarati

Aptera’s online marketing strategy includes a brand ambassador program that is very on character for the brand, to say the least, as it highlights the very specific cross-section of people who are interested in the company. Aptera has prided itself on its weird nature from the beginning.

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Aptera’s clever new community funding program prioritizes your SEV delivery the more you invest

Electrek

One week after sharing details of its Launch Edition Solar EV, Aptera Motors has announced a community funding program called Accelerate Aptera, hoping to raise between $20 and $50 million.

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Solar vehicle fans rejoice: Aptera begins solar-cell production

Teslarati

Aptera has announced today that it has begun producing solar cells for its upcoming hyper-efficient EV. A critical part of Aptera’s hyper-efficient vehicle design is the implementation of solar cells that cover the vehicle. News Aptera Featured Solar

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Aptera debuts Launch Edition solar EV, but start of production will take some time… and money

Electrek

Aptera Motors has inched closer than ever to customer deliveries of its flagship solar EV donning the company name. more… The post Aptera debuts Launch Edition solar EV, but start of production will take some time… and money appeared first on Electrek.

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Aptera releases teaser images ahead of its interior reveal

Teslarati

Aptera has released teaser images ahead of the reveal of the vehicle’s interior this upcoming week. Aptera has released teaser images of their interior design (via Facebook and Twitter) ahead of the planned reveal of their complete interior design this upcoming week.

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Aptera’s refreshing sustainability strategy puts customers at the forefront

Teslarati

In an exclusive interview with Teslarati, Aptera Co-CEO Chris Anthony stressed how his company makes cars sustainable in the dirty automotive industry. When the layman sees an Aptera vehicle for the first time, you will likely receive a mixed response. That is not the case with Aptera.

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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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Aptera Does A U-Turn, Says Its Solar EVs Will Get DC Fast Charging

InsideEVs

Aptera's CEO says in a new video the change was caused by "pretty overwhelming" feedback from reservation holders

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Aptera and EVE Energy partner for 21700 NMC battery cells

Teslarati

Aptera has announced that they will be using EVE Energy batteries in their upcoming production car, and the batteries will be produced in San Diego. Specifically, Aptera has chosen to use EVE’s 21700 NMC 811 cylindrical lithium-ion batteries in its structural battery packs.

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Aptera says it will use Tesla’s charge connector in its solar electric car

Electrek

Aptera has confirmed that it plans to use Tesla’s charge connector, now known as the North American Charging Standard (NACS), in its upcoming solar electric car. The post Aptera says it will use Tesla’s charge connector in its solar electric car appeared first on Electrek.

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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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Aptera takes customer feedback to heart, quickly makes DC fast charging standard on all solar EVs

Electrek

Just a few days after sharing specifications of its Launch Edition solar EV, Aptera Motors has backtracked on a previous comment stating that its upcoming vehicles will not come with DC fast charging capabilities.

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Aptera looks to potentially adopt Tesla’s Charging Connector for its vehicles

Teslarati

Via a recent Q&A with Aptera co-CEOs, the company revealed that it would be attempting to use the Tesla J1772 charging connector on their production vehicles. Aptera Sol prototype vehicle (Credit: Aptera). Check out the Aptera interview below.

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Aptera publicly debuts the gamma version of its 1,000 mile range solar electric vehicle

Electrek

Following the teasing of interior images of the gamma version of its upcoming solar electric vehicle (SEV) last month, Aptera officially debuted the full prototype in front of a crowd in San Diego at Fully Charged Live.

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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 chooses EVE Energy 2170 cells for 1,000-mile solar-supplemented EV

Green Car Reports

California’s Aptera Motors today confirmed its battery supplier for its upcoming solar-supplemented, hyper-efficient three-wheeled cars: China’s EVE Energy.

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Aptera is tuning its 1,000-mile EV—and it can outrun some sports cars

Green Car Reports

Aptera recently provided an update on development of its electric 3-wheeler, releasing a pair of videos showing a test mule being put through its paces at California's Chuckwalla Valley Raceway.

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Aptera to Speak to the Club on April 12th

EV Club of CT

Aptera, Maker of Unique “AutoCycle” 3-Wheeled EV, to Present to EV Club Save the date – April 12th, via Zoom at 7 PM. Registration link: [link] Aptera, a lightweight, extremely aerodynamic vehicle with integrated solar. Blog Electric Vehicles Aptera EV Club of CT

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The future of solar EVs dims: Lightyear is bankrupt, Sion fights for its life, Aptera on the brink

Electrek

Meanwhile, Aptera has a production-intent design, but still needs millions of dollars to get it to production. more… The post The future of solar EVs dims: Lightyear is bankrupt, Sion fights for its life, Aptera on the brink appeared first on Electrek.

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Aptera Raises $40 Million, Production Set For Later This Year

InsideEVs

Aptera's SEV offers up 1,000 miles of range

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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 to Speak to the Club on April 12th

EV Club of CT

Aptera, Maker of Unique “AutoCycle” 3-Wheeled EV, to Present to EV Club Save the date – April 12th, via Zoom at 7 PM. Registration link: [link] Aptera, a lightweight, extremely aerodynamic vehicle with integrated solar. Blog Electric Vehicles Aptera EV Club of CT

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Aptera batteries, drop-in EV conversion, electric school buses, EV efficiency: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Aptera reveals what will power its 1,000-mile EV—well, other than the sun. A drop-in conversion will turn classic Land Rovers into EVs. We look at what it's like to drive an electric school bus. And U.S.

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

Electrek

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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Honda and Toyota owners to Tesla, Lightyear 0 production, Aptera and Tesla: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

And Aptera confirms that it’s using the Tesla charging connector. The startup Aptera has confirmed that it plans to use a Tesla charge port and connector—with corresponding charging equipment from. Honda and Toyota owners are jumping to Tesla.

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BMW i7 review, Aptera carbon fiber, Subaru US-built EVs: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Aptera is getting Italian carbon-fiber coachwork for its 1000-mile solar EV. Subaru hasn’t been swayed yet by incentives encouraging U.S.-built built EVs. And we take the BMW i7 luxury electric sedan for a drive. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Aptera asks Congress to make Tesla’s plug and Superchargers the standard for EVs in the US

Electrek

Aptera has launched a petition to ask Congress to make Tesla Superchargers and its plug the standard for electric vehicles in the US. The post Aptera asks Congress to make Tesla’s plug and Superchargers the standard for EVs in the US appeared first on Electrek.

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Aptera Selects EVE Energy As Battery Cells Supplier For Its Solar EV

Electric Cars Report

Aptera Motors announces EVE Energy Co., Specifically, Aptera will utilize Eve’s 21700 NMC 811 cylindrical cells in its vehicle’s structural battery packs. The impetus for 21700 NMC 811 cells–as opposed to other variations– remains Aptera’s efficiency-first ethos.

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Sandy Munro Has High Expectations Of Aptera, Says It’s “Creating A New Industry”

InsideEVs

The automotive engineer known for his teardowns says not even Aptera is expecting the success that it will actually have

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Aptera Three-Wheeler EV Officially Enters Beta Phase

InsideEVs

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

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Aptera has more than 22,000 reservations for its solar electric car with up to 1,000 miles of range

Electrek

Aptera announced that it has now received more than 22,000 reservations for its solar-powered electric car, which get to 1,000 miles of range, as it gets closer to production.

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Aptera tests a beta version of its SEV at the track ahead of production later this year

Electrek

Solar Electric Vehicle (SEV) startup Aptera Motors, recently shared test footage of the beta version of its upcoming SEV. The SEV prototype was seen on a test track alongside the three alpha versions already unveiled by Aptera.

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