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 is the Aptera Accelerator Program?
Through the Aptera Accelerator Program, the first 2,000 Launch Edition vehicles produced will be prioritized for early deliveries to investors who participate in the new program — between January 27, 2023, and until the 2,000th slot is filled, anyone who invests $10,000 or more at invest.aptera.us will be added to our leaderboard and become an Aptera Accelerator.
The investor with the largest total investment (all time) will receive the first delivery slot in the queue. The remaining 1,999 reservation slots will be prioritized according to investment amounts (all time). Everyone can continue to add to their investments while the program is running to move their position on the leaderboard up.
If you do not wish to participate in the accelerator program, you may still invest at invest.aptera.us. The investment offering is eligible to remain open until August 16, 2023.
Learn more about the program from our Co-CEO, Chris Anthony, in the video below. This is an opportunity you won’t want to miss.
When will Aptera test drives become available?
We are excited for vehicle test drives to commence – the team is anticipating this, but we are not there yet. Production is slated for 2024. Once we have production vehicles, we will begin test drives near our facility, at events, or on the track. Currently, we only have our prototype vehicles and cannot provide test rides due to insurance and legal reasons. In the meantime, your support fuels us, and we will keep you posted on the timeline through our email newsletter and social channels. Our team is excited to launch a vehicle that promotes a world that runs on sunshine and freedom from the gas or charging station.
What is the expected vehicle warranty?
The first 100 Apterae will get special treatment, but after that, we will have a fairly standard warranty. Comparable to that of any modern electric vehicle. We expect to offer a 10-year warranty on the high-voltage battery pack. Warranty information will be released on our website nearing the start of production, and we encourage you to subscribe to our email newsletter at the footer of our website to stay up-to-date with all announcements.
Is there any safety between the cabin space and the cargo area?
In the rear cargo, Aptera will have six tie-downs — four for separation between the cargo area and the seats. We also plan to offer a high-strength cargo net and dividers to shield the luggage space and the cabin. There are plenty of aftermarket possibilities to explore as well.
How does the referral program work?
What is Aptera made of?
Aptera’s specialized composite structure is called a Body in Carbon (BINC). The majority of the BINC is made of Carbon Fiber Sheet Molding Compound (CF-SMC) combined with Glass Sheet Molding Compound (SMC). Fiber-SMC is a lightweight material consisting of a random arrangement of short fibers that make it possible to mold intricately shaped parts. It offers much higher stiffness and strength than standard SMC and can be press-molded, substantially reducing manufacturing time for the vehicle’s body. We are looking towards more organic fibers like Hemp and Bamboo for our non-structural parts.
What is Aptera?
Aptera will create the most efficient transportation on the planet. We achieve this by leveraging breakthroughs in battery efficiency, aerodynamics, material science, and manufacturing.
Aptera’s Launch Edition vehicle is the first product in a portfolio of Solar Electric Vehicles (sEVs) being produced by Aptera Motors that are powered by the sun and won’t need charging for most daily use. We are an efficiency-obsessed brand offering an array of safe, comfortable, and fun-to-drive vehicles. Through innovation and intelligent efficiency, we pride ourselves on our creative solutions to problems previously thought impossible.