Aptera shows how its “never charge” solar EV performs

Aptera Motors’ says that most drivers will never need to charge its three-wheeled, solar-powered car—offering a driving range of up to 1,000 miles—and that it will be “the most efficient vehicle ever made available to consumers.”

While those astounding efficiency and range figures often take top billing—for good reason—Aptera has some ambitious performance targets as well: 0-60 mph in as little as 3.5 seconds, with a top speed of 110 mph. 

The company on Friday released a new video of this unparalleled vehicle testing in early alpha prototype form at Barona Drags, in Southern California, as it begins to test aspects of the vehicle’s performance.