An Open Letter of Thanks

Aptera Community Aptera Discussions An Open Letter of Thanks

Aptera Community Aptera Discussions An Open Letter of Thanks

  • An Open Letter of Thanks

  • Ray Holan

    Member
    November 10, 2021 at 5:13 pm

    As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, I realize I wanted to thank everyone who has contributed posts to this forum. I’ve learned a great deal. It’s been like a free university. I also welcome the opportunity to communicate with other intrepid souls like me who are patiently (some days!) waiting for Apterae to hit the streets. Waiting with kindred spirits is a bit more tolerable than waiting alone.

    A special thanks to Chris and Steve for taking the risk to create the company, have faith in the vision, and persist in the face of doubt, skepticism, and the snide negativity of armchair quarterbacks.

    Finally, appreciation to all the Aptera employees who are working to bring Aptera to market.

  • Leonard Nowak

    Moderator
    November 10, 2021 at 5:27 pm

    I second that!

    Great people follow Aptera!

    • Lou Verner

      Member
      November 10, 2021 at 5:58 pm

      Thanks Ray – I third your sentiments and wish the entire Aptera community a wonderful Thanksgiving. We all a much bigger family to be thankful for. We definitely need to form a true Owners Club so we can have chance to meet up once we’re on the road!

      • Ray Holan

        Member
        November 11, 2021 at 4:54 am

        Thanks Leonard and Lou. You guys have been major contributors. I’m sure the enthusiasm we’ve seen on the forum will morph into an Aptera owners club replete with local and national gatherings.

        • Lou Verner

          Member
          November 11, 2021 at 11:14 am

          Would love opportunity to foremost meet up with Forum contributors either in local or national gathering. I for one am planning to fly out to SD when mine is ready…spend a week or so becoming acquainted with it before driving back cross-country to NC. May be great time to meet up with some of the CA owners!

          • Ray Holan

            Member
            November 11, 2021 at 11:56 am

            Lou, if the stars align so my Aptera would be available around the same time as yours, I’d be up to caravan for the cross-country jaunt back from San Diego. My trip would be a bit shorter than yours to NC as I’m in Cleveland, Ohio. Even better — imagine the promotion potential of a dozen or more Apterae making the trip together. Wishful thinking, but big on the wow factor.

            • Lou Verner

              Member
              November 11, 2021 at 2:17 pm

              Ray, I’m thinking we joined around same time – I ordered mine Sep 8. Deciding factor however may be that I ordered the AWD 600 mile range, off-road model, so I’ll likely be pushed further back in the queue, as I think I remember you’re getting the most basic model. Otherwise, will definitely take you up on the offer!

              Actually thinking we may be close to same longitude as I’ll be just a tad south and west of Asheville…so we’d have to veer off somewhere around St. Louis.

              Like the caravan idea too…maybe as vehicles start to roll out, we could have Aptera Owners link where folks picking theirs up in SD could potentially choose to caravan “home” together!

            • Ray Holan

              Member
              November 11, 2021 at 2:37 pm

              Lou, I like the caravan idea. A combination of fun and security of numbers! Ordered mine Sept. 22nd so we might not be too far off. I think having the means to see who’s picking their Aptera up when and also share their destination city or area would be something Aptera might want to get behind.

            • Lou Verner

              Member
              November 11, 2021 at 3:35 pm

              Will put bug in Audra’s ear!

  • Diane Bai

    Member
    November 11, 2021 at 5:19 am

    Awesome letter! I add my thanks and a wonderful Thanksgiving to everyone

  • Greg Vickery

    Member
    November 11, 2021 at 12:09 pm

    I echo your words Ray! It took some adjustment but now I am patiently waiting for the first Aptera to be delivered! Then hopefully mine will not be too far behind. I love seeing how Aptera is growing into reality and the number of supporters is growing right along with it. I try to imagine what it will be like in the future when Aptera is delivering vehicles around the world and the company is making a large impact on the transportation industry and the environment. I thank Steve and Chris along with the team of employees that have the same vision as all the followers and investors! Thank you everyone who feels the same compassion for Aptera as I do!

  • Raj Giandeep

    Member
    November 11, 2021 at 1:34 pm

    Thankful to everyone working at Aptera & making it a reality for all us fans.

    Big thanks to all those getting the word out about Aptera & sharing our enthusiasm for Aptera & it’s mission. Grateful to be part of the community with you all.

    • Ray Holan

      Member
      November 11, 2021 at 3:57 pm

      Right back atcha, Raj. Saw your cool YouTube video. I see you’re doing your part.

  • Wayne Forkum

    Member
    November 14, 2021 at 1:07 pm

    Well said.

  • Denis Bessette

    Member
    November 14, 2021 at 3:56 pm

    Definitely a big thanks to Chris, Steve and the whole Aptera team for all the work and dedication to the project. Being a former NASA aerospace guy I appreciate the monthly updates and the members of the team weighing in on their engineering projects. Makes me think of my younger days at NASA. Keep up the good work. I also plan to drive my Aptera from San Diego to Virginia but I think I am much earlier in the Queue since I discovered Aptera back in January. I plan a slow trip visiting National and State parks so could offer rides along the way to those further down the queue. .

    • Ray Holan

      Member
      November 14, 2021 at 4:57 pm

      Denis, be sure to let us poor souls still in the queue when you are making your trip East. I for one would be happy to drive a few hundred miles to meet up with you and see your brand spanking new Aptera.

  • Ray Holan

    Member
    November 24, 2021 at 6:43 pm

    Once again a big thanks to Chris, Steve, and all the Aptera team for progress thus far.

    I can quibble and debate Aptera features and design choices with abandon, but when the dust settles, I have to consider myself lucky to have the wherewithal to purchase an Aptera and an Aptera team that is getting closer and closer to delivering the first examples.

    Happy Thanksgiving forum members, even folks outside the U.S. who may not celebrate this holiday!

  • Wilson Tsai

    Member
    November 24, 2021 at 8:10 pm

    During Tesla’s early days, fans/owners of their cars were so enthusiastic, many volunteered to be brand ambassadors and showcase their cars to potential new customers. I myself will be doing the same thing when I get my Aptera (Sol/400mile/fully decked out solar option/vida interior/Reservation#22066) and I hope to see some of you guys do the same. ✌

  • David Marlow

    Member
    November 24, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    I give thanks for the great vision of Aptera and all of its innovators and supporters every day!

    • Ray Holan

      Member
      November 25, 2021 at 6:01 am

      Glad to have met all you great guys in the virtual world (and Riley and Diane!) while on this Aptera journey.

  • James T Pace Pace

    Member
    November 25, 2021 at 6:38 am

    I too hope to meet some other ambassadors, few and far between in Idaho. I originally hoped to drive across the country in July 2022 in my new Aptera to attend my daughter’s wedding in NH, but I don’t think my Aptera will be available. If it is, then stopping to chat with other owners along the way would be very fun.

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