Aptera motors, an American electric vehicles’ Startup has just launched a $26,000 solar-powered electric vehicle that supposedly never needs charging.
The Paradigm and the Paradigm+, by Aptera Motors are two electric vehicles powered by solar energy. The Paradigm has a 400 Mile Range and the Paradigm+ has a 1,000 Mile Range. Both went up for pre-order last week; within 24 hours, both the cars had been sold out.
BIG NEWS! Preorders for the limited edition Paradigm and Paradigm+ models have officially SOLD OUT in less than 24 hours. Cheers to those who made our launch such an amazing success.
— Aptera Motors (@aptera_motors) December 5, 2020
The three-wheeled vehicles, Aptera claims, are the, “world’s first Never Charge solar electric vehicle[s].”
“Aptera’s Never Charge is built into every vehicle and is designed to harvest enough sunlight to travel over 11,000 miles per year in most regions.”
The teardrop-design of the vehicles is to make them aerodynamically efficient. This also ensures that they require less energy to run.
The Aptera website allows you to customise your purchase; the cars can be added with various upgrades such as SafetyPilot and Enhanced Audio. The cars can also come with camping, pet, and off-road kits.
The cars are front-wheel drive and include full solar and special interior upgrades. Pre-order customers can also customise the interior and exterior colours of the cars.
“Aptera leverages breakthroughs in lightweight structures, low-drag aerodynamics and cooling, material science, and manufacturing processes to deliver the most efficient vehicle ever made available to consumers,” says Aptera’s website.