Will Aptera name be on vehicle ?

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Aptera Community Aptera Discussions Will Aptera name be on vehicle ?

  • Will Aptera name be on vehicle ?

     kerbe2705 updated 1 month, 1 week ago 14 Members · 22 Posts
  • Pistonboy Delux

    Member
    August 24, 2022 at 8:55 am

    Will the “Aptera” name be on the vehicle? I have not noticed it on the models I have seen thus far. The green symbol is present, but not the name. Is it still to come?

    I believe there are fewer words on the outside of vehicles today. My RAV4 has the word RAV4 on the outside in one place and the Toyota symbol in two places. Inside the Toyota symbol is in one place. Nowhere is there the name “Toyota”, inside nor outside. Perhaps they believe symbols are less ugly than words. Formerly, vehicles had may words on them: the make, the model, “Limited”, numbers, etc. I always thought words were ugly. Many car enthusiasts who redo their vehicle will leave the words off completely.

    Could Aptera be planning to leave it off? It would look more attractive. It would also add to the mystery of the vehicle. (shrewd marketing tactic) People would be even more interested in it.

    What do you think?

    What would you like?

  • John Voules

    Member
    August 24, 2022 at 9:01 am

    Have they even named the vehicle? APTERA is the companies name, they need to give it a proper designation. Most vehicles have their nomenclature on the rear of their vehicle…not sure there is any space for that?

    • Len Nowak

      Moderator
      August 24, 2022 at 9:11 am

      The company is Aptera Motors Corporation (unlike the former Aptera Motors Inc)

      I either read or heard that they like the GlowGo symbol be there symbol for their solar movement so I doubt they would add aptera to this first vehicle. Minimal in keeping with their ethos I imagine! Fine with me! I have removed badging from past vehicles. I know what it is.. Easier to clean without more graphics. Some are doing/planning aptera vanity plates….Its there/ required anyway!

      • John Voules

        Member
        August 24, 2022 at 9:32 am

        Thanks for correcting me…but APTERA is what most people will know it as. I have yet to see any company write their full corporate name on their vehicles. 😜

        How do I designate my vehicle when APTERA comes out with a4 wheeler or what ever else that maybe produced by APTERA?

        When I need repair work and they ask me what model?

    • OZ (It’s OZ, Just OZ)

      Member
      August 24, 2022 at 9:27 am

      John, from Aptera itself, via their FaceBook Page.

      • John Voules

        Member
        August 24, 2022 at 9:41 am

        Thank you Oz man👍

      • Bob Kirchner

        Member
        August 24, 2022 at 10:44 am

        Nah. “Aptera” is the plural. The singular is “Apterum”. You know, just like “Zebra” and “Zebrum”.

        /s

        • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by  Bob Kirchner.
        • Dennis Swaney

          Member
          August 24, 2022 at 11:28 am

          Same discussion was about “Miata”: “Miatas” or “Miatae”

          But maybe this will help:

          • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by  Dennis Swaney. Reason: Added graphic
        • OZ (It’s OZ, Just OZ)

          Member
          August 24, 2022 at 2:51 pm

          i was aware also that Aptera is considered a plural noun, however I will defer to Aptera’s choice of nomenclature for their vehicle.

          • Dennis Swaney

            Member
            August 24, 2022 at 10:10 pm

            But will they tell us if the vehicle is Masculine Feminine, or Neuter?

        • kerbe2705

          Member
          August 24, 2022 at 11:09 pm

          @Bob Kirchner The problem with conjugating Aptera is that we don’t know if it’s Ancient Greek or Modern Latin. In Greek, “Aptera” is plural (lacking more than one wing) while in Latin, “Aptera” is the feminine singular (lacking one wing). If we ignore the meaning and treat Aptera as an abstract noun, the Latin masculine singular would be “Apterus” – plural “Apteri” – while the feminine singular would be “Aptera” – plural “Apterae”. (In Greek, “Aptera” is the plural of “Apteron”.)

          One thing we have going for us is that the “a” negative prefix is of Greek origin – so we can skip the Latin!

  • Jerry Freter

    Member
    August 24, 2022 at 9:19 am

    I think there should be something on the vehicle to let people know about it. If I am parked outside the grocery store, I am sure there are people wondering what it is. There should be a clue to help others figure it out. Even if it’s a small sticker on the window giving the manufacturer’s name and website. They could even put a QR code pointing to the site. Once these start hitting the road, people are going to want to learn more.

    If they do a QR code, I would also like to add a second QR code and Rick Roll people with a dummy code as well as the real one

    • Bob Kirchner

      Member
      August 24, 2022 at 10:49 am

      They are surely missing out if they don’t do something like this. If they don’t, I’ll surely equip mine with discrete window stickers that say “www.aptera.us” or possibly “info@aptera.us” (maybe use the Aptera symbol instead of the @?) located at the base of the side windows, just ahead of the rear edge of the doors.

      • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by  Bob Kirchner.
      • Jerry Freter

        Member
        August 24, 2022 at 7:30 pm

        Right – That’s what I am thinking. But I do have to throw in a Rick Roll thing

  • Andrew McKeown-Henshall

    Member
    August 24, 2022 at 9:35 am

    They may have problems in some markets with “glogos” (especially on the front)

    I hate extra brand / model badges – there was a dealer in the UK that used to add their own (extra) raised badge to every vehicle they sold – I would not buy from them on principle.

  • David Marlow

    Member
    August 24, 2022 at 9:38 am

    I remember when the volt first came out they made a number of demos for dealers with VOLT in about 12 inch letters applied to each side of it.

    As an Ambassador hopefully getting mine a little early, having Aptera wrapped on its sides in large graphics would help spread the name recognition.

    • John Malcom

      Member
      August 24, 2022 at 5:27 pm

      David, we had this discussion before. Ambassador status will not get a vehicle any sooner than if you were a regular reservation holder. Aptera has described their strategy for production distribution. First deliveries will be to 400mi reservation holders local to the production facility then expanding from there. Sometime before they distribute to middle America. but, you can certainly order a custom exterior finish.

  • Pistonboy Delux

    Member
    August 24, 2022 at 11:11 am

    If they are going to put the name on it, make it a sticker in the window so the owner has the choice. Leave it up to the owner: leave it on or remove it.

  • John Trotter

    Moderator
    August 24, 2022 at 4:14 pm

    I don’t believe my Tesla Y has the word “Tesla” visible on the outside, other than the license plate ring (which is being deleted.) Yet everybody in the world recognizes it. Same will be true for Aptera.

    • John Voules

      Member
      August 24, 2022 at 7:17 pm

      Each Tesla model has a designation.

      When you go to a shop u tell them it’s a Y or model 3 and so on. If they develop a second or 3rd vehicle the name APTERA is already taken.

      • Curtis Cibinel

        Member
        August 24, 2022 at 8:19 pm

        Honestly it’s a minor quirk long term. Not sure if tesla really used the name roadster at launch. Even if Aptera never makes another model they have decent market potential (hundreds of thousands per year) with just the current design. I hope the company iterates and perfects the “original Aptera” rather than spreading too thin in highly compedative segments (the sedan still needs to emphasize Aptera’s unique advantages) .

  • Vernon Sinnott

    Member
    August 24, 2022 at 8:15 pm
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