Honda and Toyota owners are turning to Tesla. Lightyear puts its solar EV into production. And Aptera confirmed that it is using the Tesla charging connector. This and more, at Green Car Reports.
Startup Aptera has confirmed that it plans to use a Charging port and Tesla connector—with the corresponding charging device from Lectron—in the company’s upcoming solar-powered, three-wheeled electric vehicle. But since the Aptera can recover up to 40 miles of daily driving from solar energy, don’t expect it to hold many Teslas at Supercharger stations, according to the company.
Tesla is attract customers of Honda and Toyota at high speeds, according to a new study. Nearly 29% of Tesla buyers come from those two brands. Honda currently doesn’t have any EVs in its lineup in the US, while Toyota only offers the bZ4X crossover.
And Lightyear 0 is going into production in Finland, with the claim that it is the first mass-produced solar EV. Capable of recovering up to 6.2 miles of range a day from the sun. Initially, production will be slow, with Lightyear slated to produce only 150 cars and cost around $260,000.