The pace of R&D in the EV field is accelerating. Legacy automakers will adapt faster than expected to some of the tech employed in the Aptera as they look for a competitive edge in the industry. This is the reason it is so important for Aptera to get in the market as soon as possible.
I will repeat the story of my young, naive, son as he entered commissioned service in the Army. He was commissioned as an Armor Officer and went to the Armor School for his initial training. While learning about tanks, he related all of the things about the Army’s Main Battle Tank that he thought should be fixed before it was sent into combat again. An older and much wiser Noncommissioned Officer (A Sargent) looked at him and said “If you waited for the perfect tank you would not only lose the battle, but the war”
This is what happened to Aptera in its first instantiation. The management that was brought in wanted to make Aptera all things to all people and it failed.
The Aptera does not have to be perfect, but it does need to be in the marketplace as soon as possible to gain a spot before other well known automakers can match the tech and increase their market share by lowering their prices because of their capitol advantage.
GM is already on that path with an announcement of a 30K popular PEV SUV model, the most purchased design (Along with crossovers) for the last three years.
The Aptera is perhaps not perfect, but has so many exceptional features. It is far above any competition existing today. Let’s quit pressing for changes at this stage of development and support as much as we can the expeditious market entry of Aptera as designed and at its exceptionally low price points.
Lou, while these competitive car article links are appreciated, they really belong in the Solar EV Industry News forum rather than in the Aptera Discussions forum here. Thet’s why the Solar EV Industry News forum ishere.