Aptera’s Three-Wheeled EV Could Be the Future That We Were Promised
Electrification is nothing short of a paradigm shift in the auto industry. It has created an opening for startups to make an entry into the industry because every automaker has to start from the bottom here. Thanks to this, we’ve seen numerous new companies like Rivian, Lordstown, Fisker, etc. that have the potential to make it big because they have come up with unique, breathtaking technologies.
Unlike most EV startups that come up with a four-digit-horsepower super or hypercar, a new automaker called Aptera has introduced a three-wheeled electric vehicle. While that itself is enough to grab attention, what makes it stand out is that it is a “Never Charge” vehicle. Talk about countering the range anxiety issue!
Aptera made the announcement that is ready to move its vehicle into production. The manufacturer began to hire workers in order to support the building process. The company’s goal for this year is to deliver the first Typ-1h and looking at how things work this goal may be easily achieved.
The car must also pass the crash tests but if we think at the fact that the car is designed by Jason Hill who designed cars like Smart and Porsche Carrera GT we assume that passing the safety tests will not be a problem for the Aptera Typ-1h.
Aptera Typ-1 will go into production in late 2008 and will be an all-electric and plug-in hybrid models. Aptera’s body materials and aerodynamics are borrowed from light aircraft and features 2.5 seats and three wheels. Can’t wait to see production version in October 2008!