The world is in a health crisis and we are hoping to solve that with a vaccine. But there is another one already knocking at our door – the climate crisis and for that, we need to make changes to our lifestyle. One of the industries making spearheading this change is the automotive industry, they are responsible for a lot of pollution and by switching to electric vehicles we can make a reasonable difference. Aptera is not only a part of this positive wave of change, but it is also the first car that is built like a reverse tricycle!
Steve Fambro started Aptera with the goal of a mobility solution that could overcome electric vehicles’ most glaring problems — range and charge times. The hood, roof, and dash are covered in solar panels to charge on-the-go which extends the car’s range and reduces charging time when you need to make a pit stop. It boasts of a massive 1,000-mile range, of course, keeping in mind it depends on how sunny it is where you live but even if it has a 500-mile range it is an achievement. Aptera was designed to be lightweight and ultra-aerodynamic without compromising on performance, it can go from 0 to 60 MPH in 4 seconds.
Its aesthetics almost remind me of the flying cars in the Jetsons cartoons – sleek and smooth like an airplane for the road. Aptera wanted to deliver efficiency – in manufacturing as well as performance. Even though it is lightweight, it is super safe and claims to have one of the strongest safety cells of any vehicles on the road. Aptera could help its user reduce their carbon footprint by over 14,000 pounds of CO2 per year!
Designer: Aptera Motors