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San Diego, May 31, 2022 | Aptera Motors announces a supply agreement and collaborative partnership with industry leader, Yazaki (YNA), procuring them as an engineering service supplier and line prototype and production part supplier.
Within this agreement, Yazaki will supply specific production parts for Aptera’s LV & HV EE Electrical harness, including wiring, connectivity, charge ports, and other utilities. Additionally, the collaborative nature of this agreement also includes mutual development, and Aptera is pleased to welcome Yazaki engineers to the vehicle production facilities this month. The engineers’ presence will call on cross-industry engagement.
Chris Anthony, Aptera Co-CEO notes, “We’re thrilled to establish this agreement with Yakazi. As an industry leader with an impeccable reputation, we’re confident their expertise will be an asset as we scale to production.”
“Aptera’s choice of Yazaki for this critical relationship speaks volumes to our company’s engineering expertise and capabilities,” said Yazaki’s David Scheffler, Vice President, Engineering and Vice President, West Coast Business Development. “We’re looking forward to a long-term collaborative relationship.”
This partnership represents crucial forward momentum as Aptera remains on track to meet its final production schedule.
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 22,000 Aptera reservation holders at www.aptera.us.
Yazaki Corporation is a global leader in the research, development, and delivery of vehicle power, data, and display for automotive applications. Yazaki produces wire harnesses, power distribution and control products, connectors, driver information displays, hybrid and electric vehicle products, and sensors. Worldwide, the company employs 239,753 people in 45 countries. Yazaki has been committed to the preservation of the environment for more than 80 years. The company continues this commitment today through the development of advanced electric components for hybrid and fully electric vehicles, the promotion of recycling, and the efficient use of resources. For more information about Yazaki and its vision for a greener tomorrow, visit www.yazaki-na.com.