Can Aptera Actually Deliver on Its Promise of a 1,000-Mile, Single Charge EV?

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Aptera Motors is charging up for what could be one of the most impressive comebacks in this modern-day era of electric vehicles. The company, which initially went out of business in 2011, plans to roll out a new EV with a driving range of 1,000 miles on a single charge, with the help of new in-wheel motors developed by Elaphe, according to a report by Green Car Congress.

  • Aptera has partnered with Elaphe, which specializes in in-wheel-motor technology, to develop a new electric vehicle.
  • The electric vehicle company says their new three-wheel EV will have a driving range of 1,000 miles on a single charge.
  • Aptera attributes its ability to be able to produce a 1,000-mile range EV to Elaphe’s innovative in-wheel motor technology.

The new Aptera three-wheeler could drive other major breakthroughs in the world of EVs. (Photo: Aptera Motors)

Aptera Motors could arguably be revving up for what could be one of the most impressive rebounds in the modern-day era of electric vehicles.

The electric vehicle company has partnered with Elaphe Propulsion Technologies to develop a long-range three-wheel EV utilizing new in-wheel motor technology developed by Elaphe.

That, alone, would be pretty newsworthy, given that many in the industry have had serious doubts a about Aptera ever regaining any traction, after being forced to go into bankruptcy in 2011. But the newly formed version of the EV company, which launched a crowdfunding campaign in August, also claims that their new three-wheeler will have a driving range of 1,000 miles on a single charge and will use less than 100 Wh/mile.

For comparison, the standard range 2019 Tesla Model 3 is said to consume 250 Wh/mile (25 kWh/100 miles, according to the US EPA). A 2019 model of the Tesla Model X Performance uses 430 Wh/mile (43 kWh/100 miles), according to Green Car Congress.

Aptera says its new EV will be able to achieve its 1,000-mile range due to Elaphe’s unique in-wheel motor technology, which will help to improve the overall efficiency of their three-wheel vehicles.

Of course, only time will tell if Aptera can actually pull it all off.

WHY THIS MATTERS
For Aptera, being able to deliver on its promise of a 1,000-mile EV could become a matter of do-or-die for the long troubled electric vehicle company. On the other hand, if successful, the Aptera three-wheeler could actually be a game changer in the world of mobility, spurring even longer-range electric vehicles in the near future.


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