Experts in Efficiency for the Planet
Convinced that smart engineering can make any industry cleaner and more efficient, Steve and Chris have a proven history of quickly launching cost-effective, eco-friendly inventions that do everything from curtailing the use of chemical pesticides to reducing harmful emissions.
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Meet the Aptera Team
Venture partner and COO of Ocean Holding, an investment and development company dedicated to advancing the use of clean, renewable energy. Founder of Famgro; raised $8m to launch a superefficient pesticide/ herbicide-free indoor food-production system.
Founder and former CEO of Flux Power, an advanced lithium-battery technology company that launched its first products in 12 months and has reduced carbon emissions in industrial spaces by over 1,000 tons of C02 per year. Has raised more than $100m in private equity, DPO, and grant funding for technology ventures.
Venture co-founder, owner, and president/CEO of Esenjay Petroleum, an upstream O&G exploration company based in Corpus Christi, Tex. Co-founder, major shareholder, and director of Flux Power, a lithium-power provider.
Founder and president of Eleven LLC, a design studio whose clients include Subaru, IAT, WM China Motors, and SUNRY Automotive. First designer at Porsche’s American design studio; designed exterior of Porsche Carrera GT show car (basis for production version).
Founder of Motive Industries, an automotive and industrial-design firm
VP of Engineering at Metalcrafters, Aria Group, Draganfly and Havelaar Canada
Boeing CAD design engineer on the International Space Station.
Autopilot & Interface Systems
Founder of Andromeda Interfaces; led the development of HMI and full self-driving technologies for Toyota and Kia. Led the design of vehicle interfaces, displays, and control systems at Aptera
Senior Engineer at CD-adapco, a CAE software company best known for its CFD products (acquired by Siemens). Chief Simulation Engineer at Aptera; optimized aerodynamic structures for efficiency, weight, and strength.
Mechanical Design & Surfacing
Founder of design studio Keage Concepts. Co-founder and VP of Design, Motive Industries, which offers complete design services to automotive manufacturers.
Mechanical Design & Surfacing
Founder of US Animated, a graphic design and animation studio. Fluent media artist, animator, and graphic designer for social and print marketing.
Thinkers. Innovators. Industry-leaders.
Aptera's Path Forward
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