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Aptera attendance at Events and ShowsPosted by Sarah on August 2, 2021 at 9:48 pm
What events would you like to see Aptera attend? We’d love ideas on where we can connect with potential supporters and raise awareness by speaking or showcasing our vehicles.curtis-cibinel replied 5 days, 6 hours ago 46 Members · 70 Replies
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Aptera attendance at Events and Showscurtis-cibinel updated 5 days, 6 hours ago 46 Members · 70 Replies
michael-rennickMemberAugust 10, 2021 at 12:38 pm
I’d recommend attending local, and regional, events when able. Aptera has done a great job building up grass roots support. Keep pushing that. Show up at a cars and coffee types of events on the random.
Here in Atlanta we have the largest event of that type.
greg-mirichMemberAugust 10, 2021 at 3:21 pm
Sarah, it would be great for Aptera to attend SEMA this November in Las Vegas as it is an international event with manufacturers from around the world, multi day event, with many thousands of participants
john-malcomMemberAugust 10, 2021 at 6:31 pm
I would suggest the Amelia Island (FL) Concours d’Elegance held in March at the Ritz Carlton on Amelia Island. An up scale charity event with many upscale influential people. Usually held the first week in March. Considered one of the top automotive events in the world. most cars are classics auctioned off for charity. others there for exhibit only. Exhibiting or donating for charity auction will provide great visibility.
david-clarkMemberAugust 11, 2021 at 10:38 am
CES and/or SEMA are the obvious answers.
robert-klassonMemberAugust 11, 2021 at 10:38 pm
When you get a european version finished, I would consider attending the performance and custom motor show at Elmia, Jönköping, Sweden. It’s arranged every easter (except during pandemics). Last time it had almost 77 000 visitors. Though it’s mostly oriented towards classics, custom builds and tuning, the aptera would get a lot of exposure.
It’s also centrally located in scandinavia, which has 4 of the 6 countries in the world with the highest market share of electric vehicles.
I may be biased though, living nearby.
GershomMemberAugust 12, 2021 at 7:25 pm
The ArtCenter car show: alma mater of Jason, and the best connection to tomorrow’s car designers. I can’t wait to drive my own Aptera on campus there!
noah-blumenthalMemberAugust 13, 2021 at 12:18 pm
For NY, obviously the annual auto show. But I also love the idea of integrating with Earth Day celebrations. Or Earth Month as the NY Botanical Gardens celebrated it this year.
ryan-sticeMemberAugust 14, 2021 at 6:13 pm
It highly depends on the goal. If general brand awareness and sales potential is the goal, the car itself is so eye catching, putting Apteras on display in high-foot traffic locations would grab a lot of attention. As an example, I recall a Polaris Slinghshot on display like this at the Sacramento Airport, at the base of the luggage claim escalator. It attracted a lot of attention with very high daily foot traffic. Picture an Aptera roped off with small sign with the name/specs, website (QR code) in a high traffic area at LAX, San Diego’s Airport, etc, or any market with a strong EV interest. Stadium parking lots, etc. would also work but are outside, only active on certain days, seem more problematic. You only need a ‘mocked up’ body, doesn’t have to be a fully functional unit.
richard-garlickMemberSeptember 15, 2021 at 10:21 am
Advertise ? Why ? Tesla doesnt it need it.
Aptera is more desirable than a four-door EV sedan and five times greener than any current available EV. People will come to you. Build it and they will come. Definitely the North American international auto show late September when you have a vehicle for sale next year. Barrett-Jackson is a great idea as well. SEMA and CES get a lot of attention and media coverage if that is important to you. I think you were doing a great job already!
RileyMemberSeptember 15, 2021 at 9:32 pm
These best “free” advertising will be reviews and recommendations from youtubers/influencers that love to make content with eye catching tech like aptera.
david-edward-gintyMemberSeptember 30, 2021 at 12:19 am
olivier-laroqueMemberDecember 7, 2021 at 2:49 pm
There will be the second edition of the Remoove meeting on the La Ferté Gaucher track on the 9th, 10th and 11th of June 2022. It’s near Paris in France. This meeting promote all the EV makers.
Once the 500 units per year will be achieved, Aptera can registered a Team at the EcoGP : https://ecograndprix.com/season-2022/
We are also waiting for the calendar of the Albi Eco Race (France). There will be a race dedicated to solar EVs.
And of course, the Mondial de l’Auto in Paris from the 17th to the 23rd October 2022.
For sure I will attend all these events in France and many other if Aptera will come or provide me with a model. I also personnaly know many Youtubers such as Choucroute Garage, Tesla Riviera, POA, Automobile-Propre that have already presented Aptera on their channels and will be very happy to show a real model.
tom-shaferMemberDecember 21, 2021 at 10:47 am
Fully Charged LIVE will be in San Diego this coming year, 10th & 11th September 2022. Seems like a perfect opportunity for Aptera.
gary-aulfingerMemberFebruary 20, 2022 at 8:29 am
Has Aptera given any thought to showcasing an Alpha car at any auto shows? Fully Charged Live is being hosted in San Diego in September. I want to go! It would be awesome if we could see – or better – sit in – an Aptera while so close to Aptera’s home base.
KayleighVenneAdministratorFebruary 22, 2022 at 10:27 am
Hi Gary! Thanks for posting about this. We really look forward to sharing more about our 2022 event plan in the coming months as it’s a top priority for our Aptera Members to experience the solar electric dream machines firsthand! We value the importance of having an up close & personal experience with Aptera. We’re also aware of the Fully Charged event happening in San Diego in September! Stay tuned; it’s on our radar. Furthermore, we are prioritizing events that will allow us to educate communities on not only Aptera’s extreme efficiency, but also our mission to transform the world into a less destructive and more creative place through our breakthrough solar technology. We cannot wait to announce our upcoming events schedule. As Aptera Members, you’ll be the first to know. 💚
david-marlowMemberMay 23, 2022 at 5:44 am
I plan on almost everywhere I go will be an Aptera event, at least for the first few months. Starting with driving it across the country, to places where no Aptera has ever been. Meeting people and spreading the word.
laura-batchelorMemberMay 23, 2022 at 5:22 pm
If you can get a rich person to buy and donate one to their favorite charity, Omaze gets tons of views by raising money for charities by auctioning off cars, houses, etc. I think the Aptera can be awarded pretty far into the future, getting a lot of eyeballs before delivery, since some of their auctions do run for months.
I would be DELIGHTED to see** one anywhere in South Florida, up to Orlando. St. Augustine is too far and the auto show there is for rich people anyway, so if you do that one, add a second show for us regular people. (**If my husband could sit in it before buying to see if he has old-people access issues, I’d be much more reassured about handing over that much money.)
david-marlowMemberJune 18, 2022 at 3:53 am
The biggest event is the Woodward Dream Cruse with about 1.5 million attending with television coverage. Drawing people from all around Michigan. I am sure we could arrange for volunteers to walk on both sides of the street to hand out fliers about it. I think it could stimulate 10, 000 orders.
glenn-zajicMemberSeptember 3, 2022 at 8:44 am
Fully Charged Live just released the events schedule and exhibitors guide. Looks like Aptera has a pretty prominent spot (64) on the floor, and will have Sandy Munro as guest speaker at 10 am Sat.
scott-kehlMemberSeptember 3, 2022 at 5:19 pm
Arizona events: Car Shows (arizonacarshows.com). You can probably drive out and do a couple shows over a weekend.
christopher-barrettMemberSeptember 4, 2022 at 8:17 am
Lots of great suggestions, I love Pike’s Peak, and any and all Auto shows, Detroit, NYC, LA, and Barrett-Jackson, CES, Amellia Island, solar shows and environmentally aware events. Beyond that, print in JD Power, Consumer Reports, Car and Driver, Popular Mechanics, if it still exists, and all manner of reviews to be written. The YouTube community has had so many folks chattering about this, I think it might be nice to invite the (new press) to see feel and drive the finished product. There are many of them, and they seem to be a fan base, utilize it! Facts, like crash test performance, MPGe, 0-60 in 3.5/5.5 seconds, and range capability, to clear up any misconceptions. Place them in a special classroom to let them understand everything they want to know. They become as important as Aptera on the highways and byways of the countryside.
MilesMemberSeptember 4, 2022 at 2:31 pm
Well, I thought of something a couple weeks ago. We all know what a good idea it would be to be able to conform to and use Tesla’s charger network. Tesla has talked about “partners” for superchargers.
There has been talk by Aptera and other companies that no one can “jump” the line just because they are a celebrity. I see someone has the idea of auctioning off an early Aptera.
My question is: Has anyone given an Aptera to Elon Musk? Why not?!?!? First, imagine the publicty aspect. Second, it might be helpful in achieving other goals.
Yes, I know Musk supposedly hates 3 wheelers. I think that means he wouldn’t want to make them. Still, it sounds like a very good idea to me…
ElzoMemberSeptember 5, 2022 at 2:24 am
If, by that time you have good money coming in, Amsterdam Fully Charged live 2023 would be awesome. You would reach out to a tremendous amount of potential customers…The Netherlands..land of the Lightyear one and the Stella Vita.
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geoff-gatesMemberDecember 9, 2022 at 9:18 pm
anyone know if aptera coming to fully charged in sydney?if so, what toys are they planning to bring?
llewellyn-evansMemberDecember 9, 2022 at 9:37 pm
If Aptera is going to FC Sydney I am ABSOLUTELY going!🙂