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.

Is Aptera registered as an autocycle or motorcycle, and how does this affect state requirements and license plates?

Aptera is classified, registered, and insured as an autocycle or motorcycle. It will pass state requirements with only the rear plate – motorcycle size. They are designed to be as low drag as possible.
Four states require a motorcycle license to operate Aptera: Alaska, Georgia, South Dakota, and Washington. We are working hard to show the outlier states that the safety and ease of use of the Aptera should allow its operation without a motorcycle license

How much does Aptera cost?

Aptera pricing is between $25,900 to $46,000+ ~ depending on the range and options. You can configure your very own at https://aptera.us/. The exact vehicle price and fees have not been finalized. Until then, check out how much Aptera will save you through our online savings calculator. It pays to use energy responsibly! 

How do I reserve an Aptera? Is the fee refundable if I change my mind?

You can reserve your very own Aptera upon creating an Aptera account at aptera.us. After making your account, please sign in, and click the green button Reserve Now.

You will then be prompted to customize your vehicle, click save and continue, and add any upgrades you would like to include in your preorder. After that, you will land on the checkout page. Here, you submit payment info to secure your reservation slot. We accept debit and credit card payments for online preorder reservation fees. This includes American Express, Visa, Discover, and MasterCard.

If anything changes, you can request to cancel your reservation any time by submitting a request online through our Contact Us page.   

Do you lose your place in line if you modify your Aptera preorder reservation?

No, you do not. Please feel free to modify your vehicle’s configuration once signed into your Aptera dashboard at https://aptera.us/. You may do so until contacted to confirm the final selections closer to the date of purchase and delivery.

You can view your Aptera order online once logged into your account. Please click My Account on the top right-hand corner of the web page and then select Modify order next to your vehicle order identification number. If you would like to get your vehicle as soon as possible, we encourage you to reserve the Launch Edition Aptera.

What is Aptera’s Launch Edition?

Aptera’s Launch Edition is the first vehicle we will begin to produce out of our final assembly facility in Carlsbad, California. You can review core specifications here. New and existing pre-order reservation holders can configure their vehicles online to the Launch Edition with the click of a button through the Aptera dashboard. To access your Aptera member dashboard, sign in to your www.aptera.us account and follow this link: https://aptera.us/your-dashboard/.

How tall can I be to fit comfortably in Aptera?

We have designed our seating for the 95th percentile person to fit comfortably in the vehicle. We are excited to offer the community the chance to experience our production vehicles firsthand next year. In the meantime, to bring our Alpha, Beta, and Gamma prototype vehicles to an event near you. We think you will be pleasantly surprised with the amount of space.

If I pick up my Aptera from the assembly facility, can I get it sooner?

Accepting delivery at our final assembly facility in San Diego, CA, may allow for earlier delivery, but it is too soon to provide specifics. Our team will contact you to discuss your options that way, you are well informed and can prepare ahead of time. 

Will Aptera be available for purchase outside of the U.S.?

Our goal is to sell Aptera worldwide, though it may take some time to be fully certified. As we near the start of production, the timeline, pricing, and delivery details will be announced through your Aptera account page. We encourage you to reserve your spot in line so that you will be one of the first to experience Aptera in your region. Please stay tuned for announcements through our social media channels; you can also subscribe to our email newsletter at the footer of our website. 

How will Aptera be insured? How much will insurance cost?

Aptera is registered and insured as a motorcycle. We are working on partnerships in this area to make it as easy as possible for Aptera drivers to obtain coverage. For companies to quote you, it will take a VIN #— those will become available closer to our production start date! Please stay tuned for more information through our website and email newsletter as this develops.

I have moved locations. How do I update my shipping/delivery address?

If you have moved recently, or have an upcoming move planned, here are the steps to updating your home address:
1. Log in to your Aptera.us account
2. Under “Your Dashboard”, click “Edit Profile”
3. Review the current address on file, and update if needed! Click “Save” after changes are made

Will I be notified to finalize my Aptera preorder before production starts?

Yes! Aptera’s team will contact you closer to delivery time, by email and phone, to confirm your solar electric vehicle’s final configuration and provide you with a clearer estimate of your Aptera’s delivery timing. In the meantime, you can modify your order online once signed into your account. Please be on the lookout for updates on delivery timing through your Aptera dashboard online.
We aim to deliver vehicles as closely as we can to the date by which they were made, though many factors are involved with the start of production and scaling quickly to meet our initial delivery goals.

Will Aptera produce a right-hand drive (RHD) version?

Yes, we will be developing right-hand drive versions for necessary international markets. Our goal is to begin international deliveries in 2024.

What is your plan for the start of production? What vehicle will you deliver first?

The first Apterae we plan to produce will be the 400-mile range version Launch Edition vehicle. Timing will depend on factors including your geographical location, vehicle configuration, and reservation date.

Additionally, through the Aptera Accelerator Program, the first 2,000 Launch Edition vehicles produced will be delivered to investors, helping us accelerate the production plan for everyone. Following that, we will deliver to our Paradigm Edition vehicles to their owners. We will provide all Aptera reservation holders with delivery timeframes once we meet our funding objectives and have finalized our regional rollout plan.

What is the lifetime of Aptera’s battery pack?

Many cells can fail in our pack design before things need to be replaced, and if replacement is needed, you would only need to replace the pack itself. We expect to offer a 10-year warranty on the high-voltage battery pack. The replacement costs will vary, but they should be far less than any other EV, as due to our efficiency, we can achieve the same range with a smaller pack.

We will have exact answers regarding our battery warranty and repair/replacement cost and plan as we get closer to production time.

Will updating my Aptera’s configuration impact my delivery timeline?

By updating your configuration to a Launch Edition, you will not lose your place in line. However, if you do change from the launch edition, your vehicle will not be ready until further down the line. You can make changes to your configuration once logged into your Aptera account until contacted to confirm the final selections closer to the date of purchase and delivery!

The goal is to deliver vehicles as closely as we can to the order in which they were placed. 

What are my delivery options?

We will contact customers who have preorder reservations for Aptera with more information about shipping options once production is underway. You can find out an estimate of the current timing in your Aptera member portal, along with configuration information for your vehicle.

How does the referral program work?

Once you “sign up” and create an account at  https://aptera.us/, you will receive a custom referral link that will be accessible on your Aptera Member dashboard. Here is how to locate your unique referral link once signed into your account:
– Click “My Account”
– Then, click on the “Referrals” tab
You will find your link that can be copied and shared with friends to reserve their Aptera! They will receive a 30% discount on the $100 deposit, and you will receive one referral point for each person that places a reservation with your link. Please note, that only after configuring their Aptera will a 30% discount be applied. Please refer to the Referral Dashboard for more information, terms, and conditions.

When will Aptera start delivering preordered vehicles?

The Aptera team has been hard at work in our final development phase, Delta. Our goal is to begin production in 2024. 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.

Once we meet our funding objectives, we will purchase all equipment, tooling, and parts to begin production to ramp up our launch edition as quickly as possible. At that time, we will be able to provide an accurate delivery timeline for our reservation holders. As more information comes our way on the timing, you will be notified through your online Aptera dashboard, available once signed into your account. Until then, your patience, support, and enthusiasm power our solar mobility mission. We hope you’ll follow us and our progress on our social channels, such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter. It is exciting to share the road to solar-powered mobility with you.

Is financing available?

We are in the process of selecting financing partners— our goal is to offer market competitive rates, and you are always welcome to find your own financial institution if you have a favorite bank or credit union. Our team will keep all Aptera members up to date with the options available at purchase time! Please look out for updates as we near the start of production.