MemberOctober 4, 2021 at 8:44 am
I wouldn’t describe them as competition. Aside from the solar panels there is very little in common. The Sono is essentially a city car, the Aptera will have the longest range of any EV by a country mile, actually 80 country miles for the 600 mile version and 480 for the 1000 mile version vs the current champ the Lucid which has 520 miles of range for the low low price of only $139,000.
There is also the issue of availability, the Aptera will come out in the US first, it will be years before it’s available in the EU if ever (there is a separate thread on this concerning it’s width and it’s subsequent legality in Europe). The Sono is coming out in Germany first, it only has 190 miles of WLTP range, considered acceptable in Europe but not by Americans, it’s doubtful that they will try and bring it to the US.