I have been wanting a car like this for years. Most EV’s on the market now are simply regular cars / trucks with a battery pack and electric motor. Worst part is the they weigh 1000-2000 pounds more than the gas counterparts. Example the new hummer EV,, it’s really really cool but to me it’s a huge middle finger to the environment. No one needs a truck like that, instead of guzzling gas it guzzles electricity. The Aptera is almost perfect, focused on efficiency above all else. Perfect time for this to come to market.
> ONE BILLION DOLLARS in reservations? How come we don’t hear about that?
Only a fraction of the reservations will be converted into real orders during the ramp-up phase. Still a large amount of money.
> Don’t like the bungees, pineapple leather, yoke, wraps, obviously many thousands of reservation holders disagree. Go Aptera Team. You got this. Keep up the great work.
There are some things I don’t like, but many more things I do like. The positives outweigh the negatives by far. Yes I’d prefer paint, yes I’d prefer a steering wheel, and yes, I’d like them to STFU regarding that weird anti-CCS campaign and focus on lobbying for the tax credit instead. But none of those things would make me hesitate for even a moment pressing the ‘buy’ button. As an efficiency obsessive I just love the concept of the vehicle.