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Old 02-09-2022, 09:56 AM   #1
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The return of Aptera? 1000 Mile Range Solar Vehicle

Details are a little murky. From delivery being pushed to 2023-2024 but with some promising features.

You could either charge it one of twice a year, to no charge at all with a self charge while driving, or being parked.

Offered with different battery options with either FWD or AWD, with the AWD having a 3.5Sec 0-60MPH with a limiter set to 160KM/H.
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Looks like something out of Spy Kids, if you ask me.

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Those specs are a bit too ambitious if you ask me...i'll see it to believe it.
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That actually might be realistic - going with lightweight to get more range and more performance, instead of adding more battery. A 40 KWh battery in an older Leaf gets you 150 miles. Here they claim 400.
Still, this is probably a pipe dream of a car, but it does raise my hopes for an EV Miata or Elise like sports car in the near future - lightweight, small battery pack and modest performance but with decent range to get to the twisties and have some fun.
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This is one of those cars that has been around for a while, with big promises and no delivery on those promises. If I recall it started out as a 100MPG ICE, which failed for a number of reasons and now its back as an EV.

As @Sasquachulator says I'll believe it when I see it, but still wouldn't buy it.
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at this point, just about anything new-tech and 3-wheeled seems to be vaporware.

something about how if multi-billion dollar car companies can't figure out how to do it under all the rules and regulations of 4-wheeled legislation, these companies are convinced that skirting all of those regulations by dropping down to motorcycle regulations is going to be enough to fix it.
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The return of Aptera? 1000m Range Solar Vehicle

You might like to amend your title. As it is you are posting about a one thousand meter range.
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You might like to amend your title. As it is you are posting about a one thousand meter range.

Yeah I knew someone was going to point it out haha. I realized too late once it was already posted.
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You might like to amend your title. As it is you are posting about a one thousand meter range.
technically, the car doesn't exist. so it's impossible for him to be wrong.
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