In Episode 166 of the Disruptors for Good podcast, I speak with Steve Fambro, Co-CEO of Aptera Motors, on creating the most efficient solar electric vehicle(SEV) on the planet.
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Steve Fambro is the Co-CEO of Aptera and a venture partner and COO at Ocean Holding, an environmental-focused developer of clean energy solutions.
He’s also the founder of Famgro – pioneering indoor farming technology that ditches pesticide/herbicide usage in favor of creating super efficient food production systems requiring only $8m to launch.
What is a Solar Electric Vehicle(SEV)?
Solar electric vehicles, also known as SEVs, are vehicles that use solar power to generate electricity. This electricity is then used to power the vehicle’s motor and drivetrain, providing a clean alternative to traditional gasoline-powered vehicles.
How does a Solar Electric Vehicle(SEV) Work?
The key component of an SEV is its photovoltaic cells—or “solar panels”—which capture sunlight and convert it into electricity. This electricity is then stored in the vehicle’s battery for later use.
The battery powers the motor, which in turn propels the car forward. Unlike a conventional gas-powered engine, an SEV never needs to be refueled; all it needs is sunlight.
Aptera is empowering the next generation to lead a more sustainable lifestyle with efficient transportation solutions. When driving this solar electric vehicle, you can reduce your daily carbon footprint by 14K pounds of CO2 – and make lasting change through thoughtful resource management.
The EV is revolutionizing transportation by reimagining how vehicles are conceptualized and assembled. With a bold embrace of 3D printing, AI technology, and composite body construction techniques; the company has taken an innovative leap forward in mass-producing efficient automobiles with unparalleled speed and affordability.
The Aptera starts at $25,900.
Let’s take a look at this innovative new car and explore its features.
Aptera Design Features
This solar electric vehicle is a three-wheeled, two-seat car that is powered solely by the sun. The sleek design of this car is perfect for those who want to make a statement while also being environmentally friendly and reducing their carbon footprint.
The most unique feature of the solar electric vehicle is its design. It has three wheels instead of four, and the bodywork is made from lightweight materials such as carbon fiber and Kevlar, making it extremely aerodynamic.
Aptera’s innovative design has revolutionized aesthetics and aerodynamics. Its sleek undercarriage streamlined like a dolphin’s offers reduced drag, allowing for the vehicle to travel more quickly and efficiently than ever before – resembling an aircraft in structure but built for superior speed on roads.
With Aptera, you can get the best of both worlds. Drive up to 40 miles a day with free solar energy or take off on an adventure that lasts for up to 1,000 miles! Get unlimited possibilities and zero emissions today.
Its energy efficiency is due in part to its light weight, as well as its use of regenerative braking which captures energy normally lost during braking and uses it to recharge the battery when you come to a stop.
The Aptera vehicle allows you to go five times farther than other electric vehicles.
Revolutionary Battery System
With Aptera, you can eliminate the worry of finding charging stations. Aptera’s unique diamond shaped solar panels maximize the energy you get from the sun. This gives fully equipped vehicles 700 Watts of continuous charging power — whether you’re driving or parked.
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