The fully assembled version of the vehicle will be equipped with a 100 kWh battery.
Aptera, an electric car manufacturer, has started working on a new automobile model that will be able to travel 1600 km on a single battery charge.
Aptera will release the electric car in two versions. The first one will be less powerful, with a 40 kWh battery and a 644 km range. The full version will feature a 100 kWh battery that will enable the driver to travel for 1600 km without recharging.
According to the established conversion of electric traction into gas, the Aptera car will expend an equivalent of 0.7 litres per 100 km. One of the most popular electric vehicles, Nissan Leaf, has a much smaller range of 270 km with a 40 kWh battery.
The company plans to raise $2.5 million to manufacture the new model. Aptera will launch it into production by 2020, with 11 000 cars produced by 2022.
The electric car will be available at a starting price of $34 000 for the basic version and $59 000 for the full version.
In the past, Aptera had some issues raising funding to cover the production costs of Aptera 2E. After the company sold its first 2000 cars, it was unable to produce an additional 60 000 pre-ordered vehicles due to insufficient funds. The new project is likely to attract more interest from investors due to its impressive range.
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