Aptera names solar cell supplier as it begins panel production for solar EVs that ‘never need to charge’

Solar EV startup Aptera Motors has just announced another major milestone in bringing its long-promised flagship model into production. Solar cell production is now underway with the help of Maxeon Solar Technologies – the newly announced cell supplier to Aptera as part of a “cross-company collaboration.”

Since initially unveiling its flagship solar EV donning the company name, Aptera has been endlessly working to deliver it to its customers. We know this because the startup has been quite transparent in its progress, gracing its growing number of reservation holders and fans alike with video updates at least once a month.

As its second go around as an SEV startup, Aptera has been doing things differently this time, naming a number of suppliers to help contribute to the components of its solar EVs while assembling them itself at its new 130,000 square-foot facility in Carlsbad, California.