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aptera’s 3-wheeled solar energy vehicle is back on track

in december 2020, aptera motors introduced the world’s first solar electric vehicle (sEV) requiring no charging for most daily use and boast a range of up to 1,000 miles per full charge. today, the company has announced that it has closed its round of funding, accepting over $4 million and garnering over 7,000 vehicle reservations in just over two months, totaling a quarter-billion in orders. backers include crowdfunders, private investors and automotive leaders such as sandy munro of munro & associates inc.

 

‘I’m betting on a solar future, and I’m betting on aptera,’ said the lean design expert. ‘the industry

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Aptera and its solar car are back from the dead

A decade ago, a small electric vehicle startup died. But now it’s back from the dead — and so is the government program that helped kill it.

This zombie company, called Aptera, is once again trying to sell people on a curious idea: an ultra-efficient three-wheeled electric vehicle powered, in part, by solar panels. And like a bad sequel, one of the villains from the first go-round is back, too: the Department of Energy’s Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing program. The same program that famously saved Tesla from an early collapse also helped deliver the death blow to Aptera and a

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Solar Car Entrepreneur to Speak at FIT | News

MELBOURNE – Solar-powered vehicle designer Julian Field will be the featured speaker at Florida Tech’s F. Alan Smith Distinguished Lecture Series.

Field is the founding chairman of Solar Transport Systems, a start-up company preparing for the commercial launch of a solar-powered car boasting a 50-mile range. He is a Florida Tech alumnus currently living in Yorkshire England.

His lecture is entitled “Making A Car Powered By The Sun”. It will be presented virtually from noon to 1 p.m. EDT on March 30.

Field brings years of successful experience across multiple business sectors to his solar vehicle start-up. He was born

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Florida Tech Alumni, Solar Transport System Chairman Julian Field to Speak at F. Alan Smith Lecture

Lecture set to take place march 30

Florida Tech alumnus Julian Field, founding chairman of a start-up company preparing for the commercial launch of a solar-powered car boasting a 50-mile range, will be the featured speaker at the F. Alan Smith Distinguished Lecture Series on March 30. (Florida Tech image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Tech alumnus Julian Field, founding chairman of a start-up company preparing for the commercial launch of a solar-powered car boasting a 50-mile range, will be the featured speaker at the F. Alan Smith Distinguished Lecture Series on March 30.

The virtual event, “Making

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Solar Car Entrepreneur to Speak at F. Alan Smith Lecture March 30

Florida Tech alumnus Julian Field, founding chairman of a start-up company preparing for the commercial launch of a solar-powered car boasting a 50-mile range, will be the featured speaker at the F. Alan Smith Distinguished Lecture Series on March 30.

The virtual event, “Making A Car Powered By The Sun,” runs from noon to 1 p.m. EDT and is co-sponsored by the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Brevard Sustainability Working Group. The event is free, but registration is required at www.floridatech.edu/lectureseries.

In 2013, Field and his son James, both based in Yorkshire, England, began to design a

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Company plans to roll out first mass-produced solar car this year | Business

The dream began in 1955, with a tiny, toylike creation called the “Sunmobile.” Built from balsa wood and hobby shop tires, it was just 15 inches long. The 12 selenium solar cells that decorated its exterior produced less horsepower than an actual horse. But it was proof of a concept: Sunlight alone can make a vehicle run.

The years went on, and the dream evolved into a converted vintage buggy with solar panels on its roof. Then a glorified bicycle, a retiree’s garage project, a racecar that crossed the Mojave Desert at 51 mph.

It is a dream of perpetual

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