Full Charge at Purchase?

Aptera Community Aptera Discussions Full Charge at Purchase?

Aptera Community Aptera Discussions Full Charge at Purchase?

  • Full Charge at Purchase?

  • Lane Costilow

    Member
    July 31, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    Most everyone here seems to have bought an EV before. I never have (I’ve been waiting on a solar vehicle). When an EV is purchased (picked up or delivered), is it fully charged? Or will I have to take it to a charging station right away? Is there a standard “state of charge” observed by dealers or manufacturers?

    • This discussion was modified 6 days, 23 hours ago by  Norman Roberts.
  • Hee-Choon Lee

    Member
    July 31, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    I bought another EV back in May and prior to my arrival at the dealer, it was plugged in to their level 2 charger and charged up to 80% state of charge as I had asked for. So, I am pretty sure you will be able to ask for your new Aptera to be charged up as much as you want.

  • kerbe2705

    Member
    July 31, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    @Lane Costilow It’s pretty much the same as buying any ICE vehicle: They start you off with a full tank of fuel as a goodwill gesture. In some cases, they’ll deliver your new vehicle to your home or place of business.

    When I purchased a PHEV, the dealership filled the tank AND charged the battery.

  • Lane Costilow

    Member
    July 31, 2022 at 9:58 pm

    Taking advice from both of you, I will “trust but verify”. I expect it
    to be fully charged (or nearly so) but will check with Aptera to be sure.
    Thanks, guys.

  • Dan Stevens

    Member
    July 31, 2022 at 10:49 pm

    Assuming its sitting outside for a week before you pick it up, it will likely have a completely full charge.

    That’s the point of the car 🤣

    • Bart Cunningham

      Member
      August 1, 2022 at 2:27 am

      I don’t want to wait a week, I want to drive it off the end of the line and take it home immediately!!! 😀

      • Hee-Choon Lee

        Member
        August 1, 2022 at 2:48 am

        ha ha ha!!! I also would like to see it come off the assembly line just before I take possession of my Aptera. San Diego or bust! I also expect to be communicating with Aptera folks quite frequently before and during the delivery and not so much afterwards :p

  • Vernon Michael Gardner

    Member
    August 1, 2022 at 5:08 pm

    That was a good question about how ful they are charged when you purchase them. I thought the Aptera would be my first electric car. Now I’m going to replace my 1992 Toyota pickup with a 2023 Tesla model 3. The Tesla is scheduled to be here between December 2022 and January 2023, we will see when my Aptera gets here, which has missed December 2021 and December 2022 delivery dates.

    • John Malcom

      Member
      August 1, 2022 at 6:38 pm

      I drive a Model 3 bought in 2019. Looks like the waiting period has gotten longer and the price much higher. I find the Tesla dull to drive, that is why I am getting an Aptera. If you decide to turn it over you can make quite a profit on it.

      • Vernon Michael Gardner

        Member
        August 1, 2022 at 10:23 pm

        John, prices have gone up considerably in the last 2 years. But on the other hand a lot of things that were options are now standard features.

        • Dennis Swaney

          Member
          August 2, 2022 at 5:24 pm

          Perhaps Tesla doesn’t want “the great unwashed” driving their brand? Otherwise they would have models priced for the average buyer. Oh, be careful if you decide you don’t like the Model 3 and plan on selling it as Tesla supposedly is creating a blackballed list of such buyers and banning them permanently from buying a Tesla.

          • Vernon Michael Gardner

            Member
            August 2, 2022 at 8:20 pm

            Dennis, or maybe Tesla is putting all the popular options in all the cars. Saves Tesla time and money and you get what you want without going through a very long list of options. Personally if I decide to sell my Tesla, I probably won’t by another. Getting close to buying my last vehicles for my lifetime.

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