Aptera received funding to launch production – DRIVE

Aptera costs from $ 25,900 to $ 46,000 (and more) depending on modification and options.

American company reborn in 2019 Aptera Motors, which began collecting orders for the modernized electric car in December Aptera, recently told about three news in her life. First, a $ 4 million round of funding has been completed from a number of investors, including the well-known automotive engineering and consulting company Munro & Associates from Michigan.

The tricycle has a choice of either front-wheel drive with a total power of two motors of 136 hp, or full, and then three electric motors together produce 204 forces. There are four batteries: 25 kW • h (402 km of run), 40 kW • h (643 km of run), 60 kW • h (965 km of run) and 100 kW • h (1609 km of run).

Second, in just a couple of months, more than 7,000 applications for the solar tricycle were collected, with a total order volume of a quarter of a billion dollars. And third, Aptera has moved to a new engineering and manufacturing facility in the Sorrento Valley area of ​​San Diego, where it will develop areas such as 3D printing, advanced batteries, composite materials and user interfaces.

Basic solar panels on the roof and in the cabin in good weather can provide 60 km of run from the sun per day, additional “tiles” on the hood and tail – another 38.

Engineer Sandy Munroe stated: “I am betting on a sunny future and I am betting on Aptera.” “We are thrilled with Sandy’s support as we move into the beta version of our solar EV plan. His decades of experience, automotive knowledge and ingenious analysis of other players in the electric vehicle market is a great confirmation that we are on the right track, ”commented Aptera co-founder Chris Anthony.


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