This Three-Wheeled Solar Electric Car “Requires No Charging”

A US-based start-up has launched a three-wheeler that it claims does not require any charging to run

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A US-based start-up has launched a three-wheeler that it claims does not require any charging to run. Aptera Motors has announced it has introduced the first solar electric vehicle (sEV) that is almost fully powered by the sun.

According to the company’s website, this car allows drivers to drive longer distances without having to stop for a charge or refill, and it also uses less power and emissions than any other car. This solar technology is designed to store enough sunlight to enable the car to travel over 11,000 miles per year in most regions.

The Aptera battery packs range in size from 25.0 kWh to 100.0 kWh and the heaviest model weighs about 997 kgs. Aptera energy efficiency is 10 miles per kWh. A total of 180 solar cells are integrated into the structure of the car body. The company claims that this makes its Aptera model the first vehicle that is capable of meeting most daily driving needs using only solar power.

According to Aptera, this revolutionary car uses 70 percent less energy than the average electric car to drive the same distance. The company also claimed that the car can touch the speed of 0-60 miles per hour in as fast as 3.5 seconds, with a top speed of 110 mph (177 kmph). This is mainly due to its lightweight structure, which is made from a composite material of steel and aluminum.

Measuring at 4.4 metres long, 2.2 metres wide and 1.4 metres high, the three-wheeled Aptera vehicle can accommodate two adults.

The car, which is planned to go into production in 2021, will be available in three exterior colour options – Black) Silver and White. The EV is open for order at a starting price of USD 25,900, roughly calculated to Rs 19.10 lakh.

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