So this isn’t something that will be available to integrate into Aptera cars any time soon, but I think it’s important to post it here because of the outsized benefits structural batteries might provide an Aptera car over other EVs.
A team at Chalmers University have created a structural battery who’s properties are significantly better than those seen thus far in the world of structural batteries. Link here:
I’ve also found a Master’s Thesis written on the subject by Helena Rivera Cueva whos’ “examiner” for the thesis was Leif Asp, the same professor who worked on technology spoken about in the article linked above. Link here:
Chalmers University isn’t the only group working on this technology of course. In the masters thesis Cueva cites several breakthroughs by other groups. MIT had their fingers in this pie, though I’m not sure to what extent they are currently involved. Link: