Aptera and DC Fast Charging
Aptera has made a change and is explaining why they are going to launch every Aptera with DC fast charging with 40 to 60 kW fast charging.
Before Tesla opened up their charging for anybody to use, the only other option was a giant combo plug that is difficult to use and put on the vehicle.
Aptera paused the development on DC fast charging and had been working on it. On the prototype, there is folded sheet aluminum. The production version will be even better. The place in the holes for the fast charger connects and will provide a fast charging port.
Why 40 to 60 kW? Aptera doesn't want to add too much copper and material in order to get past a 40 kW minimum. 60 kW appears to be the max as too much material would have to be added as well.
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Aptera Charging Options
Aptera's launch edition vehicles will be compatible with Tesla Superchargers and that is good news for Aptera. There was consistent and overwhelming feedback that DC fast charging was needed.
DC fast charging is absolutely essential for the mission of moving all vehicles to EVs. With Tesla making the move to open its Superchargers to everyone in North America soon, I'm sure that Aptera will be included.
Some might argue that 40-60 kW isn't that much, but Aptera's vehicles are so efficient it will probably be enough for them. The shorter range versions will for sure need it, but if you get a 1,000 mile range version, you may never need to charge at all.
It's a good sign that Aptera listened to its customers and those people who have pre-ordered. This change will make sure that they keep their customers and advance sustainable Energy.
What do you think of Aptera adopting DC fast charging? Will Aptera survive as a company?
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Jeremy Johnson is a Tesla investor and supporter. He first invested in Tesla in 2017 after years of following Elon Musk and admiring his work ethic and intelligence. Since then, he's become a Tesla bull, covering anything about Tesla he can find, while also dabbling in other electric vehicle companies. Jeremy covers Tesla developments at Torque News. You can follow him on Twitter or LinkedIn to stay in touch and follow his Tesla news coverage on Torque News.