One of the biggest obstacles when it comes to electric cars is the range on one charge of the built-in battery. Car companies are working flat out to increase range more and more and decrease battery charging time, but the idea of a dead battery, as seen in cell phones, continues to drive many car buyers in other directions. Electric car company Aptera Motors promises to change that, announcing in a press release that they have built a vehicle that never needs to be charged.

 

Why We’re Different (Source: Aptera Motors)

 

How is this possible? What makes the Aptera electric car special are the solar panels on the roof and hood, which, according to the company, would provide a constant power supply. Not everyone is really convinced by this promise. The Verge and Futurism report some footnotes to this claim, but should the technology be refined, it would be a big step in the direction of electric mobility.

Aptera itself is optimistic, promising a record-breaking range of up to 1,000 miles per charge; all from the integrated solar array, which can occupy over 3 square feet with the proper configuration, providing 180 efficient solar cells that can supply much of the electric needs required by the car. The parameters described also sound interesting: in just 3.5 seconds, the Aptera is supposed to go from 0 to 100 km/h.

The car itself looks like it came out of a science fiction movie, joining Elon Musk’s Cybertruck in a line of visionary designs. The company is now taking pre-orders with a price variance between the different models ranging from $25,900 to $46,900.

 

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