Aptera breakthrough electric vehicle never needs to be plugged in


Aptera – In the 1950s the three-wheeled Messerschmitt was tiny and light and thus the ultimate economy vehicle.

Now a company is planning a three wheeled car with zero fuel costs.

It looks futuristic with an aerodynamic shape and is built out of strong, lightweight materials including carbon, Kevlar, and hemp.

But its biggest feature is the solar panels on the body that, they say, provides enough power to run it.

Aptera says their “Never Charge Vehicle” can gain 8 kms of travel for every hour in the bright sun or about 65 kms per day.

The limitations are obvious, such as the reduction on cloudy days, but Aptera believes an average commute is 25 kms, so it would be an ideal commuter car.

The “Never Charge Vehicle” will be priced in the US from $35,000 to $62,000 in equivalent Australia dollars.

Im David Brown

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto