Aptera Chooses AkzoNobel Sikkens Brand as Paint for Sustainable Transportation Alternative - BodyShop Business

Aptera Chooses AkzoNobel Sikkens Brand as Paint for Sustainable Transportation Alternative

AkzoNobel Car Refinishes Americas has been chosen by Aptera, a developer of futuristic concept cars, as the paint provider for their concept vehicles. All vehicles being produced today are painted with the AkzoNobel waterborne system, Sikkens Autowave.

The Aptera concept car is currently participating in the Progressive Insurance Automotive Xprize competition. Progressive Insurance sponsors the competition as a  method of inspiring the development of a new generation of viable, safe and super fuel efficient vehicles. This competition involves production teams from around the world that have designed and built production capable, super fuel efficient and clean vehicles. Following a rigorous series of long distance exercises, winners of the competition will share in a $10 million cash prize to assist them in bringing their innovations to the consumer market.

"Aptera has the audacious objective of delivering the world’s most energy efficient production vehicle," said Marques McCammon, director of marketing for Aptera. "It takes Aptera technology and the technology of each of our component partners to reach our objective. We are honored to have a product of AkzoNobel, the world’s largest supplier of paint and coatings, on our vision for the future of transpiration."

"Providing tomorrow’s answers today is the cornerstone promise of AkzoNobel," said Tim Loden, director of marketing for AkzoNobel Car Refinishes Americas. "Sikkens was a pioneer in the development of waterborne technology with Autowave, and today, AkzoNobel is rated in the top five on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. The creativity and ingenuity of the Aptera development team reflects so many of our own business drivers.  We are truly pleased to be able to share in this innovative endeavor for future transportation alternatives."

More information:

AkzoNobel Car Refinishes

You May Also Like

Cruise Postpones Release of Driverless Taxi Service

Cruise, a GM subsidiary, recently announced that it will miss its goal of launching a large-scale self-driving taxi service in 2019.

Cruise, a GM subsidiary, recently announced that it will miss its goal of launching a large-scale self-driving taxi service in 2019. Cruise CEO Dan Ammann said the company plans to dramatically increase the number of its autonomous test vehicles on the road in San Francisco, but will not be offering rides to regular people this year, according to an article from The Verge.

Cutting Edge Automotive Solutions Partners with Andretti Rallycross

Andretti Rallycross announced that Cutting Edge Automotive Solutions will serve as technical partner on Cabot Bigham’s No. 02 OINK Clothing Beetle for the remainder of the 2019 Americas Rallycross season, showcasing their SP Tools USA brand.

Ford, Volkswagen Expand Collaboration to Include Autonomous, Electric Vehicles

Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen AG announced they are expanding their global alliance to include electric vehicles – and will collaborate with Argo AI to introduce autonomous vehicle technology in the U.S. and Europe.

CCAR Updates Website with More OSHA Alliance Resources

CCAR (Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair) has announced the addition of new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Alliance content on its main website, www.ccar-greenlink.org.

CARSTAR McLaren Lake Forest and CARSTAR McLaren Irvine Open in California

Owned by husband-and-wife team James and Mary Davis, CARSTAR McLaren Lake Forest and CARSTAR McLaren Irvine are a family business.

Other Posts

CIECA to Offer Webinar on What Businesses Need to Know to Implement CIECA Standards

CIECA will hold its next CIECAst webinar, “Implementing CIECA Standards: Implementation Guide and Appendix C – BMS, Code Lists and Shema Components,” on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 at 11 a.m. CST.

CARSTAR Urges Customers to Stay Winter Ready

Cold weather can create some of the harshest driving conditions of the year. The months between October and February top the list for accidents, vehicle damage and injuries.

CIECA Adds Broadly as Corporate Member

The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) announced that Broadly has joined CIECA as a corporate member.

NABR Launches BillableGenie Online Searchable Database of Insurer-Paid Not-Included Procedures

National AutoBody Research (NABR) has announced the launch of its BillableGenie online service, an independent, centralized source of actual data on insurer paid not-included procedures and operations, labor rates, labor rate concessions and other manually entered estimate line items.