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Series B | Alive

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$40M | 4 mos ago

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About Aptera Motors

Aptera develops a high-efficiency electric vehicle that offers two seats and has three wheels. The company was liquidated in 2011 and founded again under the same name in 2019.

Aptera Motors Headquarters Location

San Diego, California, 92129,

United States

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Aptera Motors's Products & Differentiation

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  • Aptera

    The world's most efficient vehicle that can travel up to 40 miles per day just by being parked in the sun. With up to 1,000 miles of electric charge, Aptera represents a new level of freedom.


    We're making a solar-electric vehicle that is more efficient than any other car on the road. Our price point starts at 25,900. 

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Companies developing battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and fuel cell vehicles (FCEVs) as well as companies working on improvements to battery design, building out charging infrastructure, and launching EV sharing services to help accelerate adoption.

Aptera Motors Patents

Aptera Motors has filed 4 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

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  • Car brands
  • Compact cars
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Latest Aptera Motors News

Solar-Powered-EV Makers Say Let the Sun Shine In

Sep 6, 2022

Solar-Powered-EV Makers Say Let the Sun Shine In Automakers are looking to the sunny side of the street as a way to power their vehicles. Author: Maybe Icarus should've taken a car instead. The tragic figure made a name for himself in Greek mythology after he flew too close to the sun and his homemade set of wings fell apart. But now several companies are looking up to the star at the center of the solar system as a way to power electric vehicles. 'Limited Applicability, Some Potential...' The issue of charging EVs recently took a serious turn when California officials asked electric-vehicle owners t o limit when they plug in their electric vehicles to avoid taxing an already-strapped power grid. The request came days after the Golden State said that it would require all new cars, pickups and SUVs to be electric- or hydrogen -powered by 2035. So are solar-powered cars a bright idea? Giorgio Rizzoni, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Ohio State University , said that this "is not a new idea, and it has limited applicability but some potential." "In our world of large SUVs and trucks, I am not so sure that there is a lot of potential for solar power for cars," he said. Nevertheless, a number of companies are letting the sun shine in. 'Built for Grid Independence' Lightyear, which is developing a long-range hybrid solar-powered car, said on Sept. 6 that it had raised about $80.3 million. The Dutch startup said the funds will ensure the production targets of Lightyear 0 and steer development for Lightyear 2. Scroll to Continue Sep 6, 2022 3:44 PM EDT "Our cars are built for grid independence, charging from the sun or, if needed, a regular household socket," the company said on its website. "Every trip is clean, convenient and independent, powered by the journey itself." Lightyear said it would make 946 units of the 0, which will each start at about $263,000. Production is slated to begin in the fall with the first cars reaching their drivers in November. Lightyear’s next model is designed for high volume production at a starting price point of about $30,000. Production is set for late next year or early 2025. 'No Charging for Most Daily Use' Another company, San Diego-based Aptera, is working on.a two-seat, three-wheeled passenger vehicle that it says "requires no charging for most daily use." The company said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it had more than 18,000 reservations for its solar electric vehicle and that it would need at least $50 million "to reach the vehicle production stage." The original company, Aptera Motors Inc., was founded in 2005 and liquidated in 2011. The company was reformed in 2019 by the original founders, Chris Anthony and Steve Fambro, as Aptera Motors Corp. And Sono Motors of Munich said it was working on the solar electric car Sono Sion, which will feature solar cells embedded in the in the plastic body panels on both the roof and the sides. The company said on Sept. 1 that it had reached 20,000 reservations for the Sion with production planned for the second of half of 2023. Exclusive Investor Content

Aug 2, 2022
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  • When was Aptera Motors founded?

    Aptera Motors was founded in 2006.

  • Where is Aptera Motors's headquarters?

    Aptera Motors's headquarters is located at San Diego.

  • What is Aptera Motors's latest funding round?

    Aptera Motors's latest funding round is Series B.

  • How much did Aptera Motors raise?

    Aptera Motors raised a total of $82.8M.

  • Who are the investors of Aptera Motors?

    Investors of Aptera Motors include Idealab and

  • Who are Aptera Motors's competitors?

    Competitors of Aptera Motors include Infinite Mobility and 8 more.

  • What products does Aptera Motors offer?

    Aptera Motors's products include Aptera.

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