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Solar-powered electric vehicle, Aptera, that ‘never needs charging’ provides 1,000 miles of range

New solar-powered electric vehicle, Aptera, that ‘never needs charging’ provides 1,000 miles of range which is more than twice of Tesla’s Model S – and the $26,000 car sold out

  • Aptera is a solar-powered electric vehicle that runs for more than 40 miles without the need to charge using its Never Charge technology built inside
  • The technology uses an integrate solar package to provide ‘free’ driving
  • It provides 1,000 miles of range, while Tesla’s Model S is only 370
  • Aptera recently opened pre-orders and its $26,000 car sold out in 24 hours

California-based Aptera recently opened pre-orders for its solar electric vehicle that ‘never needs charging’ and within less than 24 hours, according to the firm, the $26,000 car sold out.

The futuristic-styled structure is designed with lightweight materials, providing low-dray aerodynamics and cooling.

Aptera’s Never Charge technology is comprised of an integrate solar package that provides more than 40 miles of ‘free’ driving per day ‘making it the first vehicle that won’t need to fuel up for most daily driving.’

The vehicle is also equipped with a battery pack that provides 1,000 miles of range, which greatly surpasses the Tesla Model S’s 370 miles of range. 

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California-based Aptera recently opened pre-orders for its solar electric vehicle that ‘never needs charging’ and within less than 24 hours, according to the firm, the $26,000 car sold out

Co-Founder Chris Anthony said: ‘With Aptera’s Never Charge technology, you are driven by the power of the sun.

‘Our built-in solar array keeps your battery pack topped off and anywhere you want to go, you just go.’

Aptera was available for pre-orders on December 4, with pricing starting at $25,900 up to $46,900 for four-wheel drive.

The vehicle is designed liquid-cooled electric motors that allow the vehicle to go from zero to 60 miles per hour (mph) in just 3.5 seconds, with a top speed of 110 mph.

The futuristic-styled structure is designed with lightweight materials, providing low-dray aerodynamics and cooling

The futuristic-styled structure is designed with lightweight materials, providing low-dray aerodynamics and cooling

Aptera was available for pre-orders on December 4, with pricing starting at $25,900 up to $46,900 for four-wheel drive

Aptera was available for pre-orders on December 4, with pricing starting at $25,900 up to $46,900 for four-wheel drive 

And if you do need power, the vehicle can be charged by a standard 110-volt outlet.

Aptero co-founder Steve Fambro, told the Independent: ‘40 miles doesn’t sound like a lot but it’s the equivalent of parking your car and having it magically fill up with two gallons of gas overnight.’

‘So the fact that you can park it at work or wherever and go back to it with more energy in the tank than when you left it – have it charge itself without having to pay a dime to drive it every day.’

The three-wheeled vehicle seats the driver and an additional passenger

The three-wheeled vehicle seats the driver and an additional passenger 

Aptera's Never Charge technology is comprised of an integrate solar package that provides more than 40 miles of ‘free’ driving per day ‘making it the first vehicle that won’t need to fuel up for most daily driving

Aptera’s Never Charge technology is comprised of an integrate solar package that provides more than 40 miles of ‘free’ driving per day ‘making it the first vehicle that won’t need to fuel up for most daily driving

Jay Leno was impressed by the vehicle in 2013, he hosted Apetara on his show Jay Leno’s Garage, which brought in thousands of orders of the three-wheeled car

Jay Leno was impressed by the vehicle in 2013, he hosted Apetara on his show Jay Leno’s Garage, which brought in thousands of orders of the three-wheeled car

‘That’s the kind of freedom I think a lot of people would love.’

The company had a bit of a rocky start when it was first founded in 2005.

Jay Leno was impressed by the vehicle in 2013, he hosted Apetara on his show Jay Leno’s Garage, which brought in thousands of orders of the three-wheeled car.

However, the firm ran out of money and closed its doors in 2011.

But it revamped its design, although sleeker than the original, and appears to be doing well after selling out pre-orders in less than 24 hours.

The firm plans to start production and deliveries sometime next year.

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