Video: Introduced A Three-wheeled Electric Car With A Power Reserve Of 1,600 Kilometers
The American company Aptera, which went bankrupt in 2011 and was recently revived with the previous creators, presented a new version of its three-wheeler - with a teardrop-shaped two-seater body and a new electric power plant with a huge power reserve.
A 68-horsepower electric motor is built into each Apter wheel - in normal modes, two front ones will work, and the rear one is connected during sharp accelerations. The battery pack is located under and behind the seats. Depending on the version, the battery capacity is 40, 60 or 100 kWh. With the largest battery, the Apter can travel 1,000 miles (1609 kilometers). High-speed charging in half an hour will add up to 320 kilometers.
- The Aptera body is made of composite materials with additional reinforcement from metal alloys. So far, only the curb weight for the version with the medium battery has been announced - about 800 kilograms.
- The minimalist cabin has monitors for displaying images from rear view cameras, a rectangular steering wheel with an integrated digital instrument panel and a large vertical display of the multimedia system.
- Apter is now looking for investors to build three three-wheeler prototypes by the end of the year. This requires $ 2.5 million. If all goes according to plan, in 2020 the cars will be shown to the public, and soon the certification of the model will begin to start sales.
The first version of the Apter of a similar design was presented in 2007. Then it was proposed to equip the car with a gasoline or diesel hybrid power plant with a consumption of about two liters per hundred kilometers. An all-electric version with a range of just 100 miles (160 kilometers) was also conceived.
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