US startup Aptera has developed a solar and electric vehicle with a range of up to 1,000 miles on a full battery, which it claims most drivers won’t need to charge. 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. According to the San Diego-based company, the average American drives 29 miles per day. Therefore, depending on where the owner lives and how much they drive, they "may never need to charge Aptera at all". 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 […]


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