Back in 2011, an EV company called Aptera Motors was looking to make electric transportation the norm. They were promising a vehicle that could run for 100 miles without running out of battery, an impressive feat almost a decade ago. The company went bust, but they are back eight years later and aiming high once again. Aptera Motors is now claiming to have an electric vehicle that’s capable of running for 1,000 miles on a full charge.
How It’s Possible
Running for 1,000 miles might seem like a stretch, but Aptera Motors stand by their design. The company believes the major reason why their vehicle can run for so long is the tear-shaped body on their car. It does not fight the air around it, which means there is minimal resistance. The company is planning on releasing three prototypes in 2020. It will use in-wheel motors, and the super low-weight is achieved through 3D printing the body. As long as Aptera’s vehicle is sturdy enough to pass crash tests, it’s likely to be the most efficient electric vehicle in the world.
All that’s left to do is for Aptera Motors to build their vehicle, get it on the road, and prove that it works. Once they do that they are sure to fly out of the manufacturing plant and onto our driveways.