The Aptera Solar EV Looks Ready For Production In New Videos

Aptera has mostly been quiet for the last few months, but the company recently received its first production body, which was shipped from Italy, where it is manufactured by the CPC Group.

This means that while production has not yet started, the company’s unique three-wheeled solar electric vehicle is one step closer to entering production and fulfilling some of its over 40,000 reservations—first customer deliveries were postponed until 2024, but we wouldn’t be surprised if they got pushed back again due to lack of capital.

The company’s California headquarters was recently visited by Wouter Remmerie, the founder of AirShaper, the aerodynamic simulation and analysis tool that essentially acts as a virtual wind tunnel. This tool was used to refine the Aptera three-wheeler’s shape to make it as slippery as possible without having to use an actual wind tunnel—this is considerably cheaper and quicker, and you can only run the finished design through the wind tunnel for validation.

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Aptera says it’s still on track for production

Even though the company has been pretty quiet for the last year, Aptera is still committed to putting its solar EV into production, which is still slated to commence by the end of 2024.

AirShaper posted a video on its YouTube channel that features a walkaround of one of the working prototypes, with comments from Aptera CEO and co-founder Chris Anthony.

The Aptera boss explains the three-wheeler’s body was designed more like a helicopter or airplane fuselage than a traditional car, which is why it has such a low coefficient of drag estimated to be somewhere between 0.13 and 0.15. For reference, the most aerodynamic production car, the Mercedes-Benz EQS, has a drag coefficient of 0.202, and the Volkswagen XL1 streamliner just dips under the 0.20 mark.

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They also take the Aptera prototype for a quick spin with Wouter at the wheel and highlight some of its driving characteristics. He is impressed by how flat and sporty the vehicle feels through the corners, as well as how finished it looks and feels inside. The company representative who joins Wouter for the ride says he’s driven the prototype so long that he would gladly use it as his daily driver, although he would like it to have air conditioning.

If you want to get an even closer look at the Aptera prototype, The Topher posted a POV walkaround video where he also briefly drives the vehicle. He shows the exterior and interior in detail, and we even get to see the cool way Aptera uses the license plate as a cover for the charging port located on the back of the vehicle.

The Aptera Solar EV has long been a highly anticipated vehicle in the world of sustainable transportation. With its cutting-edge design and innovative solar-powered technology, the Aptera has captured the attention of eco-conscious consumers and automotive enthusiasts alike. In recent months, the Aptera team‍ has been hard at work fine-tuning the vehicle for production, and new videos released by the company suggest that the Aptera Solar EV is indeed ready for the road.

The Aptera Solar EV boasts an impressive range of 1,000 ‌miles on a single⁤ charge, thanks in part to its sleek aerodynamic design and advanced solar panels that can generate up to 40 miles of range per day. This incredible efficiency, coupled with its futuristic design and environmentally friendly features, has​ positioned the Aptera as a standout ⁢contender in ‍the rapidly expanding ⁢electric vehicle market.

In the new videos released by Aptera, the⁣ vehicle is showcased in all its glory, demonstrating its sleek lines, spacious interior, and state-of-the-art technology. The footage ⁣also highlights the vehicle’s impressive⁢ acceleration and⁤ handling, ⁢showcasing its performance capabilities both on ​and off the road. These videos serve as a tantalizing ⁤glimpse of what consumers can expect from the Aptera Solar EV when‍ it finally hits the market.

The Aptera team has been hard at work perfecting every aspect of ⁢the vehicle, from ‌its exterior design to ⁣its interior ⁤features, ensuring that the ‍final product ‍meets the high expectations of ‍consumers. By all indications, it seems that their efforts have ‍paid off, as the⁣ Aptera Solar EV‌ appears poised to revolutionize the electric vehicle industry with ‍its unique blend of sustainability, efficiency, and performance.

With production of the Aptera Solar EV reportedly set to begin‌ soon, consumers ​can look forward to getting behind the wheel of ⁣this⁤ groundbreaking vehicle in the near future. As the world continues its shift towards sustainable transportation solutions, the Aptera Solar EV is well-positioned⁢ to lead the charge, offering a glimpse into a future where ⁢eco-conscious design meets cutting-edge technology. Exciting times lie ahead for the Aptera team and all those ⁤who eagerly await the arrival of this innovative electric vehicle.