It is a solar car so it can be charged by sunlight even when there is no electricity. With only sunlight, it can charge to run for 64 kilometers in a day. If you drive this car less than 64 kms then you will never need to charge it.
Solar panels are installed on the outer structure of this car, so that it keeps charging throughout the day in the sun. Not only this, this car charges even while walking on the road. It gets 700W charge from solar power only. Talk about the battery and motor of this car, then a powerful motor of 150 kWh has been installed in it. The car motor gives this car enough power to drive on different types of roads.
This car has been given an aerodynamic shape so that it is able to reduce the pressure of the air coming on it. The wheels of the car are covered to reduce the air pressure. The car has been designed in such a way that it does not face any problem in cooling. Inside this car has been given a seat for two people and two doors that open upwards.
At present, the company has fixed the price of this solar car at $ 25900 (about Rs 21 lakh). The company has already started booking for selling it in international markets. It can be booked on the company’s website.
Let us tell you that Aptera had raised money from crowdfunding to develop this car. The company introduced the first prototype model of this car in the year 2019. However, due to lack of funds, the company completed the project in 2021. This solar car from Aptera is inspired by the company’s first solar car ‘Aptera 2 Series’, which is a two-seater car with three wheels. This car gave a range of 120 miles on a full charge.
The company has received bookings of more than 15,000 units of this car till December 2021 and 8,000 investors have also joined to take the company’s project forward. The company is also setting up a mega plant in the US to start production of its solar car.
Talking about electric cars with the highest range, at present, the Tesla Model S Long Range is among the cars with the highest range with a range of 650 km. Whereas Lucid Air has a range of around 850 kms.