Aptera Motors goes for EVE Energy battery cells
Aptera Motors, known for its long-range light electric solar car, has selected Eve Energy as a lithium-ion battery cell supplier. Aptera will utilise Eve’s 21700 NMC 811 cylindrical cells in its vehicle’s structural battery packs.
Aptera orders in-wheel motors from Elaphe
US-based Aptera Motors announced a deal worth several hundred million euros to source in-wheel electric motors from Elaphe. The arrangement includes a detailed plan to scale production in Slovenia, and then extend production to the US.
Aptera announces 7,000 reservations and fresh capital
The US-based Aptera Motors has closed a Series A funding round of four million dollars (around 3.3 million euros) and reports more than 7,000 reservations received for its three-wheeled solar electric car, which has been available for pre-order since December 2020.
Tesla Superchargers already open to other electric cars
Tesla has often offered to open its Supercharger network to other manufacturers in recent years if they’d contribute to the costs. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has now confirmed for the first time that the Tesla chargers are already accessible to other electric cars.
Feel like driving 1,600 km on one charge?
Ten years ago an ultra light-weight, three-wheeled, two-seater car called the Aptera was created, touted as the world’s most efficient electric car, but the Californian company ran into trouble had to liquidate. Now its founders have come together again to work on a new Aptera, which they say can achieve a 1,600 km range on […]