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San Diego, June 27, 2022 | Aptera Motors announces venerable industry leader, EVE Energy Co., Ltd, as a lithium-ion battery cell supplier. Specifically, Aptera will utilize Eve’s 21700 NMC 811 cylindrical cells in its vehicle’s structural battery packs. These structural packs will be produced in San Diego.
The impetus for 21700 NMC 811 cells–as opposed to other variations– remains Aptera’s efficiency-first ethos. For instance, NMC 811 cells are one of the lightest–most energy-dense– available. The result is an ultra lightweight vehicle, capable of high performance, and extended range with proportionally less battery mass.
This announcement illustrates positive momentum, as Aptera continues to finalize crucial supply agreements with leaders of industry. Founded in 2002, EVE Energy is a world leading lithium battery company which uses its core technology and solutions for consumer, power, IoT, electric vehicle, and energy storage system applications.
EVE uses state of the art Lithium-based chemistries to produce a wide range of battery cell products: Lithium Primary batteries, Li-ion rechargeable Pouch cells, 18650/21700/46950 series cylindrical cells, and large format prismatic LFP/NMC cells. EVE is also currently one of top listed EV/ESS Lithium Battery suppliers for first Tier EV/ESS customers worldwide.
Aptera Co-CEO, Chris Anthony notes, “It’s an honor to work with yet another leading supplier with an impeccable reputation and product to match. The decision to move forward with lithium-ion 21700 NMC 811 cylindrical cells enables us to maximize efficiency in Apterae capable of over 1,000 miles of range per charge. As we continue to drive solar mobility forward by designing the most efficient vehicles, this partnership with EVE Energy represents all that our team has accomplished. We’re very pleased to utilize EVE’s cells in our battery packs.”
Aptera Motors delivers the world’s most technologically advanced solar electric vehicles (sEVs), made possible by breakthroughs in battery efficiency, aerodynamics, material science, and manufacturing. A lightweight three-wheeler, Aptera is the first in a series of eco-friendly vehicles that will be offered for consumer and commercial use. It has the longest range of any production vehicle with 1,000 miles per charge and the ability to travel up to 40 miles a day on free power from its integrated solar panels. With only six key structural parts, Aptera’s unique body shape allows it to slip through the air using far less energy than other electric and hybrid vehicles on the road today. Learn more and join over 20,000 Aptera reservation holders at www.aptera.us.