The Aptera car is powered by a combination of solar and electric energy, what the company refer to as its Never Charge technology – meaning drivers would be able to complete average journeys without having to stop for more power at charging stations.
Measuring at 4.4 metres long, 2.2 metres wide and 1.4 metres high, the three-wheeled Aptera vehicle can accommodate two adults and a pet, according to the company.
While the car can be fully charged via a charging station or cord, when drivers are out on the road during daytime, solar energy from the sun will keep the vehicle topped up.
This solar technology is designed to store enough sunlight to enable the car to travel over 11,000 miles per year in most regions.
The company has a calculator on its website that enables people to enter their location and the amount of miles they drive in a day to determine how many times a year they would need to charge the car.
For instance, if you were located in Britain and drove an average of 25 miles per day, you would need to charge the Aptera vehicle via an electrical cord an estimated 1.46 times per year.
In addition to this, it has a level two autonomy capability, meaning it can control the steering, acceleration and braking, but the driver must be at the wheel to intervene when needed.
This car, is planned to go into production in 2021.
Source: Natashah Hitti