Te Ptera, a company that shut down in 2011 after failing to secure money for its three-wheeled electric car, has returned with a new solar electric vehicle, claiming that most drivers do not need to charge a minimum. And it predicts its top model, with a 100 kWh battery, can get a range of 1,000 miles.
New three-wheeled, bi-person (or two adult plus pets, e.g. Indicates its specs) The vehicle has a solar roof array that can provide a range of 45 miles per day, so if you have that top model Dell and add a charge from the solar panels when parking it, then 1000 range seems … possible. However, as Car and driver Points out, Does not charge the vehicle While Driving.
“With Te Ptera’s never charge technology, you are powered by the power of the sun. Our built-in solar array keeps your battery pack on top and you go wherever you want to go, “said Chris Anthony, co-founder of Aptera Said in a press release. “Never Charge is built into every te ptera and is designed to harvest enough sunlight to travel more than 11,000 miles per year in most regions.”
The vehicle is rigid and lightweight, according to the images and specsheet, and has only a drag coefficient of 0.13 (by comparison, Tesla’s model 3 It has a drag coefficient of 0.23, and Volkswagen’s ID4 electric SUV Is at 0.28). Its front-wheel drive vehicle can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in 5.5 seconds, and its three-wheel drive model can reach 60 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds.
There are pre-orders for Te Ptera models and Paradigm Plus models Open now, For a refundable deposit of 100. Prices for customized vehicles will be between 25,900 and – 46,000 46 or more – and the company expects to deliver them in 2021.
Back in 2011, Aptera closed after that million Unable to secure a loan of 150 million To produce its Aptera 2e, which was U.S. Certified by the Department of Energy. President and CEO Paul Wilbur said at the time that the company “contributed new technologies to create a future for more efficient driving.”
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