Aptera is getting ready to start delivering their three-wheel futuristic solar cars into the world next year (2023) and plans on using Tesla’s charging plug as its choice of plug. This hasn’t changed since the company first started its push toward trying to make it a standard country-wide, but it did recently confirm it to those who have pre-ordered via email.
You might remember the petition that went around to try to shift focus to Tesla’s plug (aka NACS, or North American Charging Standard), which would have made a lot of sense thanks to its efficient Superchargers and smaller profile plug. The petition gained a lot of steam and even we spoke about it, offering our own support for the idea. Afterall, the other plugs are bulky and annoying in comparison.
Sadly, the petition didn’t lead to anything but it did say a lot about what the people prefer. This could result in additional companies picking up the plug in the future. Aptera just happens to be the first (non-Tesla) company to get that ball rolling.
Aptera’s EV models will offer a completely new design that will be sure to turn heads when someone sees one cruise down the road. They are compact, highly efficient, make use of solar to increase range, and will be competitively priced. At least, until the inflated prices of EVs come down in a few years, hopefully.