Frequently Asked Questions

Find out how to reserve Aptera and what makes our company and technology so different.

Frequently Asked Questions

Aptera is in the Beta phase of our vehicle development process, which means we are still running simulations, conducting tests and updating designs in preparation for production. Information on this FAQ is subject to change as we evolve to our final production vehicle.

What do you expect your initial production rate to be? What do you expect the ramp to look like?

We are stepping into a 10,000-per-year production plan, which will ramp slowly. This strategic approach keeps the company well-capitalized and decreases the risk of high warranty costs. 
We plan to expand that quickly in the same plant to 20,000 a year, which is about the max for our first facility. Our Aptera team will begin contacting everyone individually near the start of production.

What stage of development is Aptera in?

In 2023 the Aptera team will begin systems integration and build Delta vehicles of various forms to be used for validation and crash testing. Once the crash testing and validation stages are complete, we will begin production of our Launch Edition vehicles.

Meet Delta, in the video below, our production-intent vehicle design. We’re showcasing the union of our continuous improvements throughout our Alpha, Beta, and Gamma development phases. This is important because Delta will pave the way for the Launch Edition Aptera: our first and most exclusive vehicles we’ll start production on.

Can I invest in Aptera?

You can sign up to invest in Aptera using one of the following platforms (or both) —
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What is the Aptera Brand Ambassador Program?

Aptera’s Brand Ambassador Program is 750+ members strong. As an Aptera Brand Ambassador, you join a community that speaks to the many reasons to drive a solar electric vehicle — rooted in efficiency. Each ambassador is core to our mission. Our Ambassadors join teams including events, communications, and government relations. The members attend events in their regions worldwide to promote Aptera, raise brand awareness, meet with groups about our goal to transform the world driven by the power of the sun, and run our Reddit forum (to name a few!) — if you’d like to apply and become a part of our movement, you may reach out to ambassador@aptera.us.
Read about one of our very own Ambassadors, Len Nowak, and his journey in the spotlight below.

What is the best way to stay up to date with new information about Aptera? How do I subscribe to the email newsletter?

To stay up to date with all that’s happening at Aptera, please follow our social channels on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You can search us at @aptera_motors. We also encourage you to subscribe to our email newsletter at the footer of our website. We’re thrilled to pave the way to solar mobility with you.

Where can I see or visit Aptera?

Thanks! Our engineers are working hard to bring our Solar Electric “dream machine” to market as quickly as possible, so we aren’t offering public tours at this time.
We’re excited to host our supporters and future Aptera owners where the magic happens—  and about bringing Aptera to events for the public to see and experience the vehicle firsthand. Through continuous innovation, we are working tirelessly to change the status quo of how the world thinks of energy, mobility, and even what a vehicle looks like. We will announce new events through the Aptera events webpage, social channels, and email newsletter. We look forward to bringing the Aptera to events across the country once we have more vehicles available.
In the meantime, you can join our co-founder Steve Fambro on a walk-around of our latest Alpha vehicle, Sol.

 

What are the base prices for each range option?

1,000 miles – $44,900
600 miles – $34,600
400 miles – $29,800
250 miles – $25,900

The exact prices and fees are not final at this time. We will announce this information as we get closer to ramping up production.

How can I contact customer service?

To contact customer service about the status of your reservation, please visit the Contact page on our website.

Will you be making a four seat version of Aptera in the future?

We will focus on aerodynamic, lightweight vehicles with efficient powertrains, and those will likely not look like standard passenger cars. However, we will expand to more seats and wheels over time. Aptera is not just for someone; it is for everyone.

Does Aptera qualify for a Federal Tax Credit?

As you may have heard, 2 and 3-wheeled vehicles do not qualify for the federal tax credit. But not to worry— we have a team in D.C. working hard to fix this. In the coming weeks, you will hear from the Aptera team about how you can help. Spreading our story to any and everyone is our most effective tool to garner more support at the Federal level.
Because Aptera is in pre-production, time is on our side. By harnessing the power of the sun, our solar mobility is a cleaner and more eco-friendly way to move around. We are confident that we will be able to show Congress that our 3-wheeled sEV allows drivers to lessen their carbon footprint more than any other EV on the market, and therefore, Aptera should qualify.
Please look out for announcements from the team through our email newsletter and social channels @aptera_motors. We’ll also keep you informed on tax credits specific to your state.

Who founded Aptera?

Hear from our fearless leaders, co-founders and co-CEOs, Chris Anthony and Steve Fambro.

 

 

Where does Aptera fit in the EV industry?

Our founder Chris Anthony believes that when it comes to EV efficiency, the industry has got a long way to go. Hear more about what he has to say in the video below.

How was Aptera created?

Aptera was created by Chris Anthony and Steve Fambro in an effort to make a better future for the planet possible through more efficient transportation. You can learn more about how Aptera was conceived and launched in this video.

Can Aptera handle pre-order demand?

Working with partners such as Munro & Associates, our first initiatives include the layout of the assembly line and overall manufacturing process, including productionization of metal parts, interior systems, and HVAC. Their expertise will be critical to help Aptera scale and reach our production goals.

How can I get involved?

Sign up for our newsletter below or find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Reddit.

If you’re interested in joining our Aptera Ambassador program, email us at Ambassador@aptera.us.

Above all, continue spreading the word to your community about our mission to create the most efficient transportation on the planet.

Thank you for your support!

Are you hiring?

We’re always looking for talented people who want to join us on our mission to reinvent the future of transportation and create a healthier planet. You can view and apply to our current job opportunities by visiting our careers page at https://aptera.us/careers/.

Where is Aptera located?

San Diego, CA

Who can I contact regarding my Aptera investment?

We have many Aptera investors among our reservation holders, and it’s because of you we are making continued progress toward our goal of developing the most efficient transportation on the planet.

If you invested during our fundraising campaign on Wefunder and have questions, please email support@wefunder.com or visit https://wefunder.com.

If you invested in Aptera during our most recent round and you have questions, you can reach us by phone at 253-300-0383, by email at invest@aptera.us, or by live chat at https://portal.aptera.us/

For information on current opportunities to invest in Aptera, you can visit https://invest.aptera.us.

For inquiries regarding private placements, please email Equity@aptera.us.

Where will Aptera be manufactured?

We will manufacture these vehicles ourselves and intend to do the initial assembly here in San Diego. As we expand, sub assemblies may be made elsewhere and eventually we will have other plants around the world producing our Solar Electric Vehicles.

How does Aptera help the environment?

If Aptera produces one million vehicles, we’ll reduce our Co2 footprint by seven million tons per year. Each Aptera owner can reduce their carbon footprint by over 14,000 pounds of C02 per year, what 884 twenty five year old pine trees can absorb in a year. If one out of every 20 vehicles on the road were replaced with an Aptera, Americans would save 18 million gallons of gasoline every day or six BILLION gallons per year (assuming 20 mpg vehicle and $3 per gallon gas).

What is Aptera’s mission?

At Aptera, we believe efficient transportation is crucial to managing our natural resources. With a focus on efficiency, Aptera makes better use of materials in construction and in their use. This saves resources we cannot afford to waste and lessens our overall impact on the planet and each other.

Why are we different?

Aptera has the longest range of any electric vehicle ever created – breaking the 1,000 mile per charge barrier. Integrated solar can be configured to provide over 40 miles of range per day with over three square meters and 180 efficient solar cells designed into the body structure. This makes the Aptera the first vehicle capable of meeting most daily driving needs with solar power alone.We have solved key manufacturing challenges allowing for rapid, high-volume and cost-efficient vehicle production – Aptera has just six main pieces.

Who is Aptera Motors?

We are the guides of the road, who inspire the path towards solar mobility for everyone who wants to harness the power of the sun, have the freedom to move, and create a better relationship with Earth while doing it. Our first product is radically simple and inspired by nature. It’s the most efficient vehicle on the planet, and it’s only just the beginning. We are solar mobility, on Earth, for Earth, and we are the future.
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