Electric vehicles are slowly becoming mainstream, and most automobile manufacturers have committed to switching to an all-electric vehicle lineup in the next few decades. Arguably the biggest obstacle for adoption by wider market is the range of electric vehicles. In this area, manufacturers are making big advances and ranges of electric vehicles are extended with every new car model. Aptera, a company based in San Diego, has just launched a three-wheel vehicle that is powered by solar energy and has a range of 1,000 miles.
- The Paradigm Plus is a solar-based, three-wheel vehicle that claims 1,000-mile range.
- The aerodynamic vehicle has a drag coefficient of 0.13, much less than the 0.23 of Tesla’s Model 3.
- Now available for preorder, the Paradigm costs $29,900, while the Paradigm Plus costs $46,900.
“The futuristic trike, which has an almost Jetsons flying car-like aesthetic, features more than 32 square feet of solar panels that are integrated into the body. This setup allows the two-seater to travel up to 45 miles a day and up to 11,000 miles per year on energy harnessed from the sun, according to the company.”