Has anyone heard anything about if Aptera will be Plug-and-charge capable? Meaning it has this enabled in the CCS protocols so you can plug into Electrify America DC fast chargers and it communicates with your account and starts charging/billing you automatically? No need to swipe on the app or use a credit card?
Apparently newer EVs are coming with this enabled.
Charging configuration is yet to be determined at this time. Aptera engineers are evaluating a number of options to include the possibility of using the Tesla network. The only thing for sure at this point is that you will be able to plug in at home and charge with 110 or 220
Tesla has said from Day One that they intend to employ the CCS charging standard. The fact that the first three prototypes were constructed – in part – with salvaged Tesla parts was more about a design aesthetic and a goal of elegance, simplicity and ergonomics than anything else. That said, who knows what the future will bring?
In December of 2020 Steve Fambro said that Aptera would support the CCS standard. Then some pictures of an Aptera prototype showed a Tesla super charger connection. Rumors that Aptera may be making a deal with Tesla to use the supercharger network started. This rumor has neither been confirmed nor denied.
Recently Tesla has indicated that they will open up their network to other EVs. Potentially to get some of the government money for EV infrastructure build out. Tesla has gone to the CCS standard in Europe and more recently in Korea, but not yet in North America.
We do not know what charger configuration(s) are on the Betas. Hopefully, a Makers Video will come along to clarify.
Certainly being able to use the Super Charger Network would give a boost to Aptera desireability. Things change with changes in the marketplace and we won’t know the final design until it is announced by Aptera. As Kenneth said, who knows what the future will bring
Tesla’s can charge with J1772s. There is a small adapter that comes with every car. If Aptera chooses the Tesla connector then most likely they will include the J1772 adapter. If not you can buy one from Tesla for $150.