Aptera Delivery schedule (2)

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Aptera Community Aptera Discussions Aptera Delivery schedule (2)

  • Aptera Delivery schedule (2)

    Posted by john-young on March 16, 2023 at 5:52 pm

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    I have a Paradigm Launch Edition and up until today it said ‘Late 2023’ which I knew was mostly likely not going to happen and that’s just fine. It now says ‘2024’. Not early/summer/late/anything, just ‘2024’. This time though, I think it’s true!

    Phil replied 17 hours, 40 minutes ago 13 Members · 13 Replies
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  • Aptera Delivery schedule (2)

    Phil updated 17 hours, 40 minutes ago 13 Members · 13 Replies
  • Dr.D

    March 16, 2023 at 6:18 pm

    Yeah, I saw that change, too. 2024, like January or December. Or 2025…..

  • greg-vickery

    March 16, 2023 at 6:26 pm

    I had the 600 mile battery reserved and it also said 2024. I changed it to the Launch edition and will see how many mile range is verified with the 400 mile battery and then decide to keep the Launch edition or change back to the 600 mile battery.

    • ROMAD

      March 16, 2023 at 9:58 pm

      I have the LE and mine has also been slipped a year. Hmmm, maybe Tesla will have their $25K model out before Aptera ever ships.

      • michael-kruse

        March 16, 2023 at 10:24 pm

        My launch edition also now says 2024!

        • Mike-Mars

          March 17, 2023 at 3:55 am

          Mine says 2024, but should probably be 2025/2026 at the earliest since the current version is not compliant with EU regulations.

          My guess is that the second factory will be based in Europe, at/near the CPC factory in Modena, and will be for L5e-A compliant vehicles. I think their current goal is to have 8 factories worldwide by 2028.

          The reason that I think the EU factory will be next is because of a) the body assembly facility at CPC, b) current EU energy prices should massively increase demand for the Aptera, c) there is no $7500 grant working against the vehicle, d) as a major supplier CPC would like to address their home market ASAP and e) there were hints of a possible JV in CPC’s announcement video.

  • mitochondria

    March 17, 2023 at 9:40 am

    I hope they make an official statement about this… maybe the first 2000 aptarae will be available by end of 2023

    • Biker

      March 17, 2023 at 9:51 am

      The 2024 date showing in everyone’s dashboard for delivery is about as official as you need – there will be no customer deliveries this year – that was pretty obvious some time ago.

      • mitochondria

        March 17, 2023 at 11:14 am

        Obvious when the dashboard showed late 2023 for several months? Who made this guy a moderator?

        • wingsounds13

          March 17, 2023 at 11:25 am

          Obvious if you’ve been following and paying the least attention. They have stated that it will be 9-12 months from the date that funding is received until production begins. This being March, the earliest that production can possibly begin is December. Once production begins, they must produce a series of test articles to prove the production line and the product design. These first articles will be used for testing, including the vehicles to be sent off for crash testing. Only after the assembly line and product have been tested and approved will customer deliveries begin. Customer deliveries might begin as early as mid 2024. Mid, as in June or July, not April 1.

  • Pragmatic_to_a_Fault

    March 21, 2023 at 11:32 am

    They moved the goal posts again. Now I am 5 years out from my original reservation or 17 years if you count my reservation in 2007

    • This reply was modified 1 day, 5 hours ago by  James Lee.
  • john-malcom

    March 18, 2023 at 1:39 pm

    My first reservation of an Aptera was in December 2020. In my case the value proposition of the Aptera is to great to give up on. I will be patient until mine is delivered. I am also an investor and ambassador. I am amazed at what Aptera management has achieved on such a small budget and a short schedule in the worst possible business environment.

  • joshua-rosen

    March 19, 2023 at 10:08 am

    I’m looking at it differently now. Originally I was planning on it being my next car, now I’m looking at it as a toy that will get here when it gets here. There were two things that attracted me to it, one practical and one emotional. The practical was the range, the 600 mile variant had enough that I wouldn’t have to stop at Superchargers, the emotional that it’s so friggin cool looking, I want a Jetsons car. The range issue was always time limited, batteries are getting better and Tesla keeps building new Superchargers. If they had hit their original schedule it would have far outclassed anything on the road when it comes to range. I now don’t expect to get one until 2025 (assuming that Massachusetts legalizes them by then). By 2025 I don’t think range will be an issue anymore, there will be so many Superchargers that my current 2019 Model 3 will be fine and the upgraded 2024 Model 3 will probably have a hundred more miles of range than my current Model 3 if I still have range concerns. I still think the Aptera is incredibly cool so I’ll buy it just to have a toy, assuming I still think that way in a couple of years, I’ll be in my 70s by then so my attitude might change.

  • Phil

    March 21, 2023 at 11:48 pm

    Like Joshua, I also think mine will arrive sometime in 2025, as my reservation is somewhere in the 12,000 range. There will no doubt will be many more competitors with better range than they currently do, but none of them have the Aptera cache! That being the efficiency and the cool factor. I think that will pull Aptera through their first production years, after that, hopefully it will have achieved an iconic following much like the first VW beetle once had.

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