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Three-wheeled solar car plots NZ launch

Matt Martel
Tue, 18 May 2021

Matt Martel
Tue, 18 May 2021
Quirky solar-powered car brand Aptera is set to launch in New Zealand next year, BusinessDesk can reveal.The three-wheeled vehicle, which is officially classed as a motorbike in many markets, is on track for production at the end of this year or early next year in the USA.Aptera's media team says it already has pre-orders for NZ and is assessing what it needs to do to make its vehicles right-hand drive. It expects to launch in NZ in 2022 or 2023.The Aptera looks like a car from the future. It has two wheels at the front and one in the rear,...

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