What is your Aptera replacing?

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Aptera Community Aptera Discussions What is your Aptera replacing?

  • What is your Aptera replacing?

     Bart Cunningham updated 8 months ago 71 Members · 71 Posts
  • Sarah

    Administrator
    July 28, 2021 at 12:03 am

    One of the most engaging posts by Aptera fans with over 206 comments. Let’s keep it going! ⬇

  • Craig Offutt

    Member
    August 10, 2021 at 3:18 am

    I would be replacing a 2015 Nissan Leaf. The battery pack for the Leaf is too small for my commute to work in harsh Minnesota winters. I’d like to actually be able to enjoy HEAT blowing from the climate control on my way to work for a change, especially when it’s -20 degrees Fahrenheit. ????. While still having plenty of juice in the traction battery to drive to work with.

  • Graham Smith

    Member
    August 10, 2021 at 8:24 am

    A 2006 Audi TT and possibly also a 2015 BMW i3, as we may consolidate to 1 car soon.

  • Paul Rowe

    Member
    August 10, 2021 at 8:26 am

    I can’t say that the Aptera will replace anything. It will be supplementing. I’m currently driving a GMC 2500HD Diesel. Nothing smaller will currently sustain my camping and 4 wheeling time.

    I am looking forward to having an (extremely) economical vehicle to use as a daily commuter (16 miles round trip for work), along with non-camping road trips. I have been a fan of the three-wheelers ever since I first saw the Tri-Magnum from R.Q. Riley and am hopeful of the Aptera’s driving performance. Also, after having one spinal fusion, and currently waiting for a second, I am no longer capable of doing my own maintenance so I am especially excited for the Aptera from that aspect as well as the general fuel cost savings.

  • Raj Giandeep

    Member
    August 10, 2021 at 8:30 am

    Currently have a 2013 Nissan Leaf. My first EV, got it Oct 2020. Excited to upgrade to the Aptera!

  • Banks Edwards

    Member
    August 10, 2021 at 10:07 am

    2014 Ford C-Max Energi

  • Peter Jorgensen

    Member
    August 10, 2021 at 11:21 am

    Replacing a 2008 Subaru Outback for commuting, long road trips, and off-road camping.

  • GREG MIRICH

    Member
    August 10, 2021 at 3:24 pm

    I will be replacing my 2016 VW Golf Sportwagen that gets 39MPG on the highway

  • Norman Barrett

    Member
    August 10, 2021 at 3:45 pm

    Currently have a 2017 BMW i3 REX. My first EV, got it Feb 2020. Been a Great car! Excited to upgrade to the Aptera!

  • Morris Wilder

    Member
    August 10, 2021 at 3:46 pm

    I’m replacing my long time friend…

    • Anders Pedersen

      Member
      August 10, 2021 at 4:30 pm

      Currently I drive a Volt (after a long string of sports cars…). Just sold my sports bike.

      The Aptera will be my daily driver, plan on getting a C8 Corvette as my very last ICE vehicle I plan on keeping until the day I die…

    • Cosme Tome Melendez

      Member
      November 6, 2021 at 7:46 pm

      Honestly, I will not replace my BMW 2016 R1200RT, or my BMW 2018 G310R neither…, the feeling and sensation riding a bike is unique! Áptera will be my next friend, probably the day by day companion traveling afternoon to the beach, early morning for jogging or getting in my bicycle to ride at Everglades trails, most of the time I cannot go due weather but now with Áptera I will have roof and the never recharge!, I will proud with this acquisition.

  • Greg Vickery

    Member
    August 10, 2021 at 5:49 pm

    2001 Saturn SL2 with only 213,000 driven miles. Estimated 50 to 100 thousand towed miles!

  • Scott Stallkamp

    Member
    August 10, 2021 at 6:29 pm

    Just adding to the stable. Right now we have an E-tron and a Taycan 4S. Eventually it will replace the Taycan, most likely.

  • John Malcom

    Member
    August 10, 2021 at 6:41 pm

    A 2020 Tesla Model 3 which is VERY DULL to drive

  • Bill Embry

    Member
    August 10, 2021 at 7:25 pm

    I just sold my Herbie Baja bug to make room for the Aptera. So, I guess I am “Diversifying my CarFolio” ???? The Aptera will be sharing garage space with my 2014 Camaro SS and some old motorcycles.

  • Darren Hanna

    Member
    August 11, 2021 at 4:20 am

    My 2019 e-golf

  • Tom Nardone

    Member
    August 11, 2021 at 10:16 am

    It will likely be added to the fleet. I have a 2020 camry hybrid and a 2021 Corvette, I would love it to replace the Camry, but without rear seats it will probably just be an ultra efficient toy.

  • Robert Howe

    Member
    August 11, 2021 at 4:31 pm

    Replacing our 2007 Honda Fit. I’ll be sorry to see the Fit go as it’s been hands down the best car I ever owned, but at over 250K miles it’s starting to show its age (meaning: seat upholstery and carpets are starting to wear). The ’86 diesel VW Golf we had (which the Fit replaced) lasted to just under 300K but had many problems over its lifetime; the Honda has had next to none. The Aptera has big shoes to fill but I’ll give it some slack as it’s a whole new concept in vehicles.

  • Len Nowak

    Moderator
    August 11, 2021 at 4:44 pm

    I will be replacing a…

    2017 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E (picture attached.. At Aptera Headquarters)

    White

    AWD

    with all the bells and whistles..

    With an..

    2022 Aptera Sol

    White

    AWD

    with all the bells and whistles????

  • Dan Roberts

    Member
    August 11, 2021 at 6:17 pm

    My new Tri motor Aptera Sol will be replacing my 2014 Audi S6. Believe it or not the Aptera will be faster 0-60. Go Aptera!

  • Merrick Hurst

    Member
    August 12, 2021 at 11:32 am

    Either my ’96 Civic or my ’16 Veloster. I haven’t settled on which one yet, I love them both.

  • Richard Lutz

    Member
    August 12, 2021 at 12:09 pm

    My crypto-currency holdings and likely additional cash out of pocket. I will keep my Honda Civic for my daughter when she turns 15/16 in three years.

  • Dean McManis

    Member
    August 14, 2021 at 12:45 am

    The Aptera will replace my current daily driver. A Cadillac ELR EREV. I am very excited at the prospect of driving my own Aptera. I’ve specified 40kW/AWD/NC Solar, and a custom color wrap. Hopefully next year. I may add features like the Level 2 drive assist, and perhaps the upgraded audio setup once we get to feel/see/hear them.

  • Ryan Stice

    Member
    August 14, 2021 at 6:34 pm

    My not so exciting 2010 Prius with 210K miles on it which has been a great daily commuter car. My 17yo daughter is buying it from me. Hoping for 2022 Aptera delivery, as my daily driver shifts to 2010 Wrangler (largely garaged/minimal driving) as a bridge.

  • Fanfare 100

    Member
    August 14, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    I will be replacing a 2014 Mistubishi Mirage which is still in pretty good shape. Here’s a recent pic. The best gas mileage I’ve gotten is 64 miles per gallon from Canada to Delaware on one tank of gas. It’s not even an hybrid. That’s because it’s got an extremely efficient engine and a 0.25 drag coefficient.

  • George Hughes

    Member
    August 15, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    The Aptera will replace my ‘rare’ successor to the EV1 – the 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV, of which fewer than 1,700 were sold. My Spark EV is a very early car registered in Michigan in February ’13 and carrying a VIN number ending in …00065 and, with the 2014’s being the lowest production year, I’m wondering if it might be a collectable.

    While it suffered from its 82-mile range, the remarkable thing about the Spark EV is it took a truly mediocre Spark ICE-powered car with 82hp and improved it so much that it was the fastest, most fun entry into that sad group known as compliance cars. With the boost to 140 HP, 400lb of torque and its battery located under the rear seat, a suspension beefed up for the extra weight, it is just a better car than the under-powered gas-powered Spark. It appeal is summed up with the 0-60 stat: EV 7.3 seconds; ICE 11.0 seconds.

    But without DCFC, it is an anchor with a long lead. The parking brake setup is no fun and you get inordinate amount of torque-steer coming out of a driveway onto a state highway it is far from perfect.

    One of the reasons folks are generally comfortable buying a Chevy or Ford is they pretty much know things like power windows and locks, airbags, a heater, AC and radio are all likely to work or be easy to fix. My Spark has been reliable and the only maintenance other than tires, was a fluid top-off of the battery cooling system covered under warranty.

    My hope is the Aptera does the mundane stuff as good as this ‘compliance car’ because I surely like its specs on range, speed and utility.


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