MemberOctober 6, 2021 at 3:27 pm
I doubt the Tesla delay is for chips. More likely for batteries. The Roadster needs a bunch and they need to be the 4680s.
Aptera is in a way different situation than GM. That old company has stuck with old chips and the chip makers will not expand new production for the old chips. And GM needs chips for millions of cars. I assume Aptera uses state-of-the-art (as does Tesla) for their humble ordering level. I expect chip makers like new, expanding, customers.
Nope, I’m not giving Aptera the easy excuse. I will say that building a new car is extremely tough in and of itself and optimistic program plans are probably a good thing.
Aptera will never need to put cars in delay storage.