Aptera Motors Advances Global Presence with Asia Pacific CEO
—Jim Chyou brings 30+ years of industry experience and will focus on quality and relationship building—
San Diego, CA, September 30, 2021- Aptera Motors today announced Jim Chyou has been hired as CEO of Asia Pacific operations. The industry veteran will focus on building strategic alliances in the region, advancing the company’s efforts to create the most efficient transportation on the planet.
Most recently, Chyou served as Vice President of Product Development at Chery Jaguar Land Rover in Shanghai, China. He founded the Automotive Perceptual Quality Concept (PQ), trained teams, and conducted over 50 seminars.
Co-CEOs Chris Anthony and Steve Fambro will work collaboratively with Chyou to forge partnerships across Asia Pacific, enabling Aptera to achieve greater speed to market as production nears.
Said Anthony, “We’re already seeing results of the deep knowledge and relationships that Jim brings from Chery Automobile, General Motors, and Johnson Controls Inc. In addition, his energy and enthusiasm will be a great asset to Aptera as we push our first vehicles into production.”
According to Chyou, he was attracted to Aptera because of its broad consumer appeal. “The technologies leading innovation forward are the ones who are different. If you are not exceptionally unique, you will be obsolete,” he said.
“Aptera has a beautiful three-wheeled design combined with advanced aerodynamics. Its ability to convert solar energy into vehicle power is unlike anything else out there, and that’s how we’ll win the EV market of the future.”
Chyou is a Registered Professional Engineer with a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology. He also holds a B.S. in Bio-Industrial Mechatronics Engineering at National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.
About Aptera Motors
Aptera Motors delivers the world’s most technologically advanced solar electric vehicles (sEVs), made possible by breakthroughs in battery efficiency, aerodynamics, material science, and manufacturing. A lightweight three-wheeler, Aptera is the first in a series of eco-friendly vehicles that will be offered for consumer and commercial use. It has the longest range of any production vehicle with 1,000 miles per charge and the ability to travel up to 40 miles a day on free power from its integrated solar panels. With only six key structural parts, Aptera’s unique body shape allows it to slip through the air using far less energy than other electric and hybrid vehicles on the road today. Learn more and join over 11,000 Aptera reservation holders at www.aptera.us.
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