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Solar-Powered Electric Vehicles Are Almost Ready to Hit the Road

Rebecca Elliot writes for The Wall Street Journal on the future of solar-powered electric vehicles.

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The C3 Take
  • Companies around the world are developing vehicles that are powered completely by the sun.
  • Aptera Motors Corp., a San Diego-based company, has created a vehicle that fits two passengers and is covered by 24 square feet of solar cells. The vehicle’s solar cells would generate enough power in one day to travel 40 miles and would have an estimated range of 250 to 1,000 miles on a single charge, depending on the size of the battery pack.
  • Aptera is aiming to bring their vehicle to market next year with a starting price of $29,800.
  • Entrepreneurs are unleashing the next generation of innovations.

“Aptera is planning several versions of its swoopy-looking two-seater, which, according to simulations described by the company, will be good for 250 to 1,000 miles on a single charge, depending on the size of the battery pack. A souped-up version of the vehicle is expected to come with roughly 24 square feet of solar cells, providing up to an estimated 40 miles worth of juice after a full summer day in the sun—and less if it’s cloudy or wintertime, Aptera says.”

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