Oak Ridge, New Jersey-based Shimmer Detail has placed an order for an Aptera, the new solar-powered vehicle manufactured in the San Diego area. Featured at the recent Fully Charged event in San Diego in September, the Aptera is slated for production in 2023.
The creatively designed 3-wheeler offers four levels of battery capacity ranging from the base package with a 250-mile range to the maximum 100 kW pack boasting 1000 miles of travel.
Aptera has been accepting pre-orders for the last year and has over 35,000 to date. The connection to Shimmer Detail is through its owner, Tim Krueger, who became a registered ambassador for Aptera in 2021, after following their evolution since 2005. Krueger then designed and built a website in support of offering a 30% discount on all Aptera pre-orders and launched that project at ApteraSun.com.
“Admittedly not everyone’s cup of tea”, laughed Krueger, ” I’ve been a fan of the design since the first renderings several years ago”. “When I saw the progress being made at Aptera with structural elements, product development, and manufacturing plans in 2021, I decided to place a pre-order to lock in our production slot”, Krueger added.
Shimmer plans to outfit the Aptera as an auto-detailing delivery rig to enhance its service offering in the northern New Jersey market. Selecting the maximum solar package combined with the 600-mile range battery pack and all-wheel drive, the Shimmer Aptera will be seen traversing the rolling hills of northern New Jersey on a daily basis.
Delivering a premium auto detailing service is in part about efficiency and Krueger likes how the Aptera fits into that equation. “We’ve come up with a customized way to bring all the detailing supplies we need in the 25 cubic feet of cargo space available in the Aptera”, Krueger said.
Since the Shimmer Aptera will be outside about 95% of the time, the maximum solar package should provide a significant portion of the energy needed to transport Shimmer Detail teams and keep their tools charged.
Interested parties can automatically receive a 30% discount off of the refundable $100 pre-order fee for an Aptera at the ApteraSun website.
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