Ambassador Spotlight: Raj Giandeep

Learn how our ambassadors are helping us drive solar mobility forward.

I have always had an interest in EVs from over a decade ago and discovered Aptera in the Spring of 2021. Immediately I was very impressed by a company that would put aerodynamics first. They built it from the ground up to be as efficient as possible and this was something that caught my attention. I respect them a lot because no other electric vehicle company has taken it as far as they have.

I lived mostly in Utah but when I was three, my family moved to Japan for a couple of years. I don’t remember much of this time, but I do have an affinity for Eastern culture. About a decade ago, I started to get into Kundalini Yoga and I became a teacher. I help people find balance in a world that needs it more than ever.

I grew up racing at autocross events. It was a fun way to improve your skills as a driver in a very dynamic and unique way. I look forward to taking my future Aptera to an autocross event to really test out the speed and handling of the vehicle. On my YouTube channel, I’ve put out a video called the “Top 21 Reasons to Buy an Aptera”. I’ve also put out videos on Aptera updates, reactions, and ideas.

In 2020, I purchased a second-hand Nissan Leaf. It gets about 70 miles of range. I love the fact that with an Aptera I wouldn’t have to charge it that much and pretty much travel around for free via the sun. When I am charging the Leaf, I often mention Aptera, and most people are stunned. They can’t believe they haven’t heard about the company and feedback is always positive.

I find ways to use less energy at home and when I’m away. At my apartment, I have an old solar panel I have wired to charge a couple of devices via USB. I challenged myself to not use A/C at my apartment for the last 3 years and have adapted to it in various ways.

My friends and family are excited about my role as an Aptera Ambassador. They truly hope the company is successful. 

Written by Michael Brooke

Over 700 global volunteers make up our dedicated Brand Ambassador Program. Aptera Ambassadors are sEV enthusiasts and leaders that play a fundamental role in the spread of Aptera’s mission: to create the most efficient transportation on the planet. In this series, you’ll discover who our ambassadors are, what attracted them to Aptera, and what it means to be an Aptera ambassador.