Nancy Pelosi isn’t the lone American shaking things up successful Taiwan this week. Aptera Cofounder and Co-CEO Chris Anthony is determination with Taiwanese vigor institution Formosa AdvEnergy Technology Corp, connected the heels of a caller statement to proviso batteries to Aptera’s upcoming star EVs. Additionally, a study retired of section quality successful Taiwan says AdvEnergy besides plans to nutrient the Aptera SEVs successful Taiwan, but we’re skeptical.
Aptera first unveiled its flagship SEV in precocious 2020, showcasing three antithetic alpha versions in black, white, oregon metallic metallic exteriors. As precocious arsenic June, Aptera had implicit 22,000 reservations for its SEV arsenic it nears archetypal accumulation slated for aboriginal this year.
Following an additional $40 cardinal successful funding announced successful aboriginal June, Aptera has been locking successful respective constituent suppliers captious to the SEV’s last design. This includes an statement with Elaphe retired of Slovenia for in-wheel powertrains arsenic good arsenic an statement with EVE Energy Co., Ltd to utilize its 21700 NMC 811 cylindrical cells successful the Aptera artillery packs.
In summation to the aforementioned artillery proviso statement with EVE successful mainland China, Aptera has reportedly signed different statement with Formosa AdvEnergy Technology Corp successful Taiwan. Furthermore, the statement could pb to much precocious batteries and possibly adjacent SEV production… but that feels similar a large maybe.Aptera’s 3 alpha SEVs lined up extracurricular its archetypal HQ successful San Diego, CA / Credit: Scooter DollAptera to root batteries from Taiwan, co-develop LFP cells
While Aptera has been quiescent present successful the states regarding quality of its latest proviso agreements, section media successful Taiwan has been covering the story. Per the Taipei Times, Aptera Motors has signed a deal with Formosa AdvEnergy Technology Corp. – a artillery improvement limb of Formosa Plastics Group successful Taiwan.
Aptera Cofounder and Co-CEO Chris Anthony was successful the ROC for the property conference, posing alongside an SEV with Formosa AdvEnergy Technology seat Sandy Wang. According to the report, the companies said they volition besides enactment unneurotic to make a caller procreation of lithium robust phosphate (LFP) batteries.
The reports don’t accidental what existent artillery chemistry volition beryllium supplied to Aptera retired of Taiwan, but based connected its signed statement with EVE Energy, Lithium NMC (Nickel-Manganese-Cobalt) cells would marque sense.
What doesn’t marque consciousness is another study retired of Taiwan by Eight People’s Livelihood News, claiming that successful summation to supplying batteries to Aptera, Formosa AdvEnergy stated it intends to besides nutrient the SEVs successful Taiwan – 20,000 units per twelvemonth adding 4,000 jobs to the country.
When we visited Aptera’s facilities in San Diego past October, the institution was transitioning into a caller 80,000-square-foot installation somewhat northbound successful Carlsbad, California, wherever the upcoming SEVs are expected to beryllium assembled.
We person reached retired to Aptera aggregate times for clarification to spot if the US is inactive the planned determination for SEV production, but we person yet to perceive back. For now, we cognize that Formosa AdvEnergy volition beryllium supplying batteries to Aptera SEVs, but the accumulation claims look doubtful. Stay tuned arsenic we larn more.
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