MemberOctober 7, 2021 at 1:54 pm
Aptera and others dont need to see Tesla as the enemy. Tesla is and will continue to sell everything they can make for years. Plenty of people will buy alternatives just to not be identical to their neighbor.
Aptera crushes on cost and range. Given efficiency and new tesla policies charging shouldn’t be a problem. As long as batteries are safe and meet the performance/longevity requirements people dont care about the bleeding edge (I personally think aptera is well suited for LFP). As to number of passengers that is only a negative if they market in direct competition; if you compare the Aptera to any sports car two passenger + ample cargo is best in class as is the acceleration; its a Tesla roadster for 1/3rd the price.
A common comparison is the ICE vs EV carbon footprint in dirty grids. For aptera being crazy efficient, light and having integrated panels it is probably lower carbon to produce than an ICE econobox and better to run than anything else; initial carbon footprint should be very good especially in low range models.