What's YOUR mission? Does it include preserving the Earth for your family, your community, and the world?
Then our mission — to deliver the most efficient vehicle on the planet — IS your mission.
The Problem Is Inefficiency
You long to do more with less.
More than 50 miles per gallon or 200 miles per charge. But you can’t because we continue to do things the way they’ve always been done
The Solution is Efficiency
Fused with the power of the sun, efficiency will free you to do more with less — more miles with less carbon, less material, less energy from the grid.
You can help us do things differently.
Our vehicles enjoy unparalleled efficiency, using just under 100Wh per mile for everyday driving. And they can go more than 40 miles a day on solar power — five times farther than other EVs with the same-sized solar system.
The Aptera is the first Never Charge electric vehicle.
Most drivers will never have to charge their Aptera because they don't travel more than its solar system can produce per year.
The Aptera is a whole new level of passenger safety.
Safety through advanced science encompasses a composite passenger safety cell stronger than that of any other vehicle on the road today.
The Aptera has only 10 key structural parts.
(Typical EVs have 300.)
Fewer Parts → Easier Build → (way) Lower Capitalization
1,000+ miles of range plus our advanced CoPilot
will make long journeys a breeze.
Aptera’s autopilot-system hardware, developed in conjunction with a large Japanese OEM, means it can quickly compete in the autonomous-driving arena with Tesla, BMW, and Audi.
Bringing Efficiency to Market
By 2040, electric vehicles will account for 35% of all new vehicle sales. Aptera will introduce its commitment to efficiency with the production of 10,000 units by 2022 and 40,000 by 2024.
The commoditization of the EV space is reaching critical mass.
The auto industry is poised for radical reinvention.
The time for efficiency is NOW.
Additive manufacturing has stymied the stranglehold of steel stamping. (Capitalization for stamping dies — $1b — has traditionally kept margins low.)
We can now scale production and launch new models with previously unimaginable speed.
Lightness = Efficiency
Generative part design allows A.I. to optimize for the greatest strength with the least amount of material and weight.
Our resin-infused sandwich-core construction
produces exceedingly lightweight composite structures that are
many times stronger than their steel counterparts.
There is no mass-produced, 100% composite vehicle like the Aptera — and nothing similar on the horizon.
Competing On Efficiency
Range is Aptera's superpower!
With its 1,000+ mile range, the Aptera has 4 times that of the average competition. Even the Tesla Model 3 Long Range has only 325. The BMW I-3 manages a mere 114.
The Aptera can travel 4 times the distance of EVs with battery packs of the same size.
The Rivian, for example, needs a pack 5% larger than Aptera’s to go a quarter of the distance.
Most of our competitors have only a 200-300-mile range, and it takes a pack of 55-105kWh to achieve even that.
Efficient Mobile Distribution
Distribution costs reduce margins. That’s why Aptera’s using:
Online promotion/test-drive scheduling & events in key markets; SoCal rollout – where else?
Service house calls (a model proven globally by Tesla).
The Efficiency Experts
Steve & Chris are devoted to helping people do what’s right for the environment.
Convinced that any industry can be made cleaner and more efficient through smart engineering, they’ve developed technologies to reduce carbon and manufacturing emissions and curtail the use of chemical pesticides, among other eco-friendly interventions. Each has earned a reputation for setting ambitious goals and meeting them quickly and cost-effectively.
Timeline Of Efficiency
Production Plan Funded; Tooling and Factory Buildout Starts
Expanding pre-order list based on progress toward delivering first Aptera
Begin Raising Development Money
Inviting previous followers, deposit holders, and investors to join us
First New Prototypes Shown and Driven Proven capability attracts investment to fund production plan
Pre-Production Vehicles Begin Testing; Beta Deliveries
Started Less than 9 months after funding, delivery of first vehicles; begin refining and scaling production
6-Passenger Aptera Design Begins
Ideal for ride-hailing services and autonomous delivery, fully autonomous vehicle sets new standard for large-vehicle efficiency
Production Run Rate of 1,000 Per Year Achieved
Sufficient to start realizing economies of scale
6-Passenger Aptera Production Begins
Run Rate Increased to 5,000 Per Year Increased profit margins stabilize company and demonstrate manufacturing bona fides
Run Rate Increased to 10,000 Per Year
Our Vision For The Future...
We believe efficient transportation is crucial to managing our natural resources. Aptera can inspire people to do more with their cars than just drive and build an efficiency-obsessed brand offering an array of safe, comfortable, fun-to-drive vehicles that will enjoy explosive growth.