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  • Invest in Aptera on Republic

     Craig Merrow updated 2 days, 9 hours ago 16 Members · 23 Posts
  • Kayleigh Venne

    Administrator
    December 13, 2022 at 1:53 pm

    Hi everyone! We’re excited to announce you can now invest in Aptera on Republic. Now for a minimum investment of $210 USD, you can join us on the road to making solar mobility a reality.

    Learn more here.

    • This discussion was modified 1 month, 2 weeks ago by  Kayleigh Venne.
  • Raj Giandeep

    Member
    December 13, 2022 at 3:07 pm

    This is great news. More people will be able to invest where the $1k was a barrier for some.

    • michael Kruse

      Member
      December 21, 2022 at 8:49 pm

      Raj. Hi from St. George.

      It looks like the Republic site is generating lots of investors and capital.

      I can’t wait to get mine.

  • Mickey McMillian

    Member
    December 13, 2022 at 3:17 pm

    Yes thank you for setting this up, for I was one who at present was not able to commit a full $1000.00 until January of 2023, but now I have invested, not much, but that will change in the future…. nice! Thank You again!

    • John Tyler

      Member
      December 23, 2022 at 10:06 am

      Yes, it may seem a small thing Mickey, just multiply it by thousands of people and Viola it becomes millions of dollars. Good on you

  • Greg Vickery

    Member
    December 14, 2022 at 5:39 pm

    Can everybody invest in Aptera using Republic no matter which state your residency is in? I could not invest using Apter’s investment page because my residency is in South Dakota. Just checking before I go through the process and being denied at the final step.

    • Harry Parker

      Moderator
      December 15, 2022 at 12:11 pm

      I am no expert in SD investment law, but you probably would have the same problem, because I doubt SD’s laws have changed in regards to these investments.

      I had no idea that SD is a worse ‘nanny state’ than CA!

      • Greg Vickery

        Member
        December 25, 2022 at 3:55 pm

        It has nothing to do with SD investment laws! It has to do with the agent being registered in SD. I invested in 4 previous investment rounds with no problem but the platform on Apter’s website has denied me and some others from investing because of our residency. Hawaii is another state they are not registered in according to another individual trying to invest. I contacted Aptera and they said they were working on the problem which was a month ago. Now they are also raising money on the Republic platform and I have contacted both Aptera and Republic but no response yet. So I am asking on this community forum to see if there is any verification before I try again.

        • Randy Graham

          Member
          January 28, 2023 at 2:05 pm

          Greg Vickery

          I was so disappointed when I was not able to invest because I live in Hawaii. Now I am so happy because I am now able to invest via the Republic offering and have, and will continue to do so. Give it a try, hopefully it will work for you in SD now also !

  • Paul Cox

    Member
    December 14, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    Are perks for each tier cumulative?

  • Ray Holan

    Moderator
    December 16, 2022 at 9:29 am

    Very happy to kick in my $210 — perhaps more next year. The process with Republic was very convenient. Here’s hoping a large portion of the 38K+ reservation holders can make this small investment in getting Apterae across the production finishing line!

  • Quin Werthauer

    Member
    December 17, 2022 at 8:33 am

    Hey Kayleigh – I noticed that the banner for investing on Republic does not appear on the mobile version of the Aptera website – at least not for me on an iPhone. May want to check that and see if this is happening more globally (or just to me due to some setting). It would be a shame to miss advertising to primarily mobile users

    • Russell Fauver

      Member
      December 17, 2022 at 4:47 pm

      Ditto on my android

    • Harry Parker

      Moderator
      December 18, 2022 at 3:50 pm

      I noticed the same thing on my iPhone … until I turned the phone horizontal. Then the banner appeared. Does that work for you?

      • Quin Werthauer

        Member
        December 19, 2022 at 3:04 pm

        Hi Harry – thanks for the suggestion – it worked but only after I pulled the screen down a couple of times so it refreshed. A little glitchy or perhaps some stored cookies responsible. I really hope they can get this to work in profile-mode.

  • Ray Holan

    Moderator
    December 18, 2022 at 8:58 am

    As of Sunday morning, December 18th, the Republic website shows a tally of 362 investors have put in a total of $446,000+. Let’s encourage more reservation holders to ante up $210 or more to put Aptera into production mode! I know $446K is a long way from the amount needed to get production going, but it’s a good start.

  • IA -1

    Member
    December 19, 2022 at 2:18 pm

    Great to see that after such a short time the investments are almost $0.5M.

    If you browse the discussions you will find answers by the Aptera team to a lot of questions that are just a speculation at this forum.

    For example the 3rd seat:

    We like the idea of the third seat but it is far down on our priorities list right now. I’d expect us to be able to work on this in 2024. And I would think it would only be possible on the 250 and 400 mile range options.

    Or the supplemental solar charging:

    We will work on supplemental solar charging that you can set up for extra charging when traveling or camping. But this is another low priority item. We’ve designed in extra room to our solar charge controller and we will work on an accessory kit for this once we’re in production. Hopefully it will be a lightweight kit that can add another 1,000W or more to your charging capability.

    RV towing:

    We haven’t trialed this yet but think it can be done relatively easily with some software changes and a kit to attach to the suspension arms. Once we get done with general vehicle validation next year we will start to work on cool extra functionality like this.

    All wheel drive model, power only to the front wheels for saving energy:

    Yes, we will modulate power between the wheels to be the most efficient at a given cruising speed. We still have a good bit of testing to do with Elaphe to refine these controls.


    • Michael Marsden

      Member
      December 24, 2022 at 3:22 am

      > “Great to see that after such a short time the investments are almost $0.5M.”

      Don’t forget that Republic is only one source of crowdfunding. Investments via the Aptera website won’t show up there, and I feel that is how most people would be doing it.

      In terms of the numbers, crowdfunding probably covers the monthly burn rate, giving more time for the bigger investors to cover the remaining amount needed for production.

      • IA -1

        Member
        December 25, 2022 at 1:38 pm

        Yes, I have been an investor since last year through the Aptera’s website. The Republic round gives an investment opportunity to everyone that’s not able to invest a $1,000 minimum. Right now it’s a drop in the ocean, but every dollar counts. Hopefully the Republic round will be sizable.

  • John Tyler

    Member
    December 23, 2022 at 10:04 am

    This is great news, it would be a progressive opportunity for thousands of individuals to take part. Before this announcement was made I made a second $1,008.00 purchase; truly doubling down. Aptera must have operating capital to get our vehicle on the road. I can sit on the sideline or dig into my pocket book and assist to make this happen as best I can. What can one person do? I chose to put my money to work to assist in making this happen. I do not have a YouTube channel, my work keeps me occupied beyond a reasonable ability to do much as an ambassador. There are thousands of us who with a small squeeze, tightening of the belt could become an important factor to make this happen. Of course if you have $50 million lying about that would really make it happen.

    • Ray Holan

      Moderator
      December 23, 2022 at 1:23 pm

      Well put, John. We can sit on the sideline or do what we can. Fingers crossed that many more folks in the waiting line can spare a $210 or more. We’re at the $600K mark now. Pretty impressive considering it’s the end of the year and many of us are tapped out with holiday gift giving or charitable contributions.

  • Sam Adams

    Member
    December 25, 2022 at 8:28 am

    Past minimum $1,000 investors should also get the one free pre-order reservation perk as an incentive to invest even more.

  • Craig Merrow

    Member
    January 28, 2023 at 3:44 pm

    I was excited when the option to invest through Republic was announced! So far I have invested only $240+ in it, but the small minimum allows me to invest a little every month.

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