I wander Aptera located in CA, how it will affect pricing and delivery times considering the higher taxes and cumbersome regulations? Number of companies already relocated, or are in process of relocating for that reason. There is a talk about taxing the EV per mile driven, to offset the lost gas tax revenue?
Road taxes determined by state where you live. Alternatives to gasoline tax will need to be considered given coming transition from ICE vehicles – that is if we expect continued upkeep of roads we all use. Linking to miles driven seems fair to me!
Well, with Aptera’s plan of building small manufacturing plants distributed regionally, this feature should be less relevant in the future. The Aptera should be significantly lower cost to build than current ICE vehicles thus increasing the profit margin per vehicle and Southern California has a great source of technical talent which will be needed for some aspects of the manufacturing. I’ve had a lot of luck hiring competent technical people in the Southern California region.
No economic reason needed. The founders live there with their families. Great source of the talent needed to develop and produce the vehicle. Readily accessible and large EV market with good purchase incentives and charging infrastructure