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San Diego, May 27, 2022 | Aptera and RedViking usher in a new era of automotive assembly, announcing a supply agreement for all AGVs (automated guided vehicles) for Aptera’s final vehicle assembly. This supply agreement represents significant forward momentum as Aptera rapidly scales to the final production stage.
RedViking’s AGV mobile production platform is versatile, flexible, expandable, and can be easily relocated. There are no building modifications required, allowing changes to happen quickly with a clean, flat floor and quiet environment. Charging of the AGVs occurs when the vehicles are stationary, allowing them to charge while work is completed.
This AGV technology will enable Aptera to expand its efficiency-first ethos to the manufacturing cycle. With this partnership in place, Aptera remains confident in meeting its pre-production and production timelines.
“At Aptera, we are reinventing transportation– going where no other automaker has gone before. Likewise, RedViking is innovating beyond the status quo, ushering in Manufacturing 4.0. We are proud to partner with a like-minded company as we push past what others deem impossible.” -Chris Anthony, Aptera Co-CEO.
“For well over 30 years, RedViking has been a leader in advancing industrial technology solutions. Perhaps more important than the solutions themselves are the partnerships we’ve established as a result. The synergies between RedViking and Aptera align flawlessly and will produce a first of its kind manufacturing process. As Aptera’s innovative product strategy to clean energy transportation unfolds, we look forward to expanding our partnership in the years to come.” -Josh McNeely, RedViking Chief Commercial Officer
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.
RedViking designs, builds and implements manufacturing and test solutions. We create elegant, highly engineered solutions for difficult manufacturing problems. From process design to information infrastructure to final assembly and test, we design and build systems to increase efficiency, provide greater flexibility, and improve quality. We’re committed to sustainability in all aspects of manufacturing and our systems are designed to last. Whether you need to improve one process or create an entirely new line, RedViking has an experienced project management team to make sure you get the job done. Learn more about at www.redviking.com.