Frequently Asked Questions
Aptera is in the Beta phase of our vehicle development process, which means we are still running simulations, conducting tests and updating designs in preparation for production. Information on this FAQ is subject to change as we evolve to our final production vehicle.
Where can I see an Aptera?
Thanks! Our engineers are working hard to bring our Solar Electric “dream machine” to market as quickly as possible, so we aren’t offering public tours at this time.
Please keep an eye out for updates on our social media channels and the website. In the meantime, you can join our co-founder Steve Fambro on a walk around of our latest Alpha vehicle, Sol.
What are the base prices for each range option?
1,000 miles – $44,900
600 miles – $34,600
400 miles – $29,800
250 miles – $25,900
How can I contact customer service?
To contact customer service about the status of your reservation, email email@example.com or visit the Contact page on our website.
Will you be making a four seat version of Aptera in the future?
We will focus on aerodynamic, lightweight vehicles with efficient powertrains and those will likely not look like standard passenger cars. However, we will expand to more seats and wheels over time.
Does Aptera qualify for a Federal Tax Credit?
There were considerable federal tax credits in place at the federal level for 3 wheeled EVs but they ended in 2017. We are working hard to get them reinstated and to expand some programs to vehicles that get 100+ and 200+ MPGe, which we would more than qualify for. But for now, you should check your state EV incentives and see if they stretch to 3-wheelers and watch out for new federal programs that come to reality.
Who founded Aptera?
Hear from our fearless leaders, co-founders and co-CEOs, Chris Anthony and Steve Fambro.
How many vehicles have been built?
We’ve completed three Alpha vehicles, Noir, Sol and Luna. We are currently finalizing development of our Beta vehicles, with a goal of having a production intent vehicle design by the end of 2021. We plan to scale production and begin deliveries of our first Paradigm edition vehicles in early 2022.
Take a cruise on the 101 with our latest Alpha vehicle, Sol, channeling the sun and its power to set Aptera owners free. We’ll be unveiling our third and final Alpha, Luna, up ahead very soon.
Where does Aptera fit in the EV industry?
Our founder Chris Anthony believes the it comes to EV efficiency, the industry has got a long way to go. Hear more about what he has to say in the video below.
How was Aptera created?
Aptera was created by Chris Anthony and Steve Fambro in an effort to make a better future for the planet possible through more efficient transportation. You can learn more about how Aptera was conceived and launched in this video.
What are the benefits of a Solar Electric Vehicle?
One of the key features that sets Aptera apart from other electric vehicles is our unique combination of solar and electric power that will fuel your ride. Watch our video and learn more.
Can Aptera handle pre-order demand?
Working with partners such as Munro & Associates, our first initiatives include the layout of the assembly line and overall manufacturing process, including productionization of metal parts, interior systems, and HVAC. Their expertise will be critical to help Aptera scale and reach its goal of a production-intent vehicle design finalized by the end of 2021. We aim to scale production and begin delivering vehicles in early 2022.
How can I get involved?
Sign up for our newsletter below or find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Reddit.
If you’re interested joining our Aptera Ambassador program, email us at Ambassador@aptera.us.
Above all, continue spreading the word to your community about our mission to create the most efficient transportation on the planet.
Thank you for your support!
Are you hiring?
We’re always looking for talented people who want to join us on our mission to reinvent the future of transportation and create a healthier planet. Please send your resume and cover letter to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Contact page on our website.
Where is Aptera located?
San Diego, CA
Can I invest in Aptera?
We have many Aptera investors among our reservation holders, and it’s because of you we are making continued progress towards our goal of developing the most efficient transportation on the planet.
For information on current opportunities to invest in Aptera, you can visit https://invest.aptera.us.
Where will Aptera be manufactured?
We will manufacture these vehicles ourselves and intend to do the initial assembly here in San Diego. As we expand, sub assemblies may be made elsewhere and eventually we will have other plants around the world producing our Solar Electric Vehicles.
How does Aptera help the environment?
If Aptera produces one million vehicles, we’ll reduce our Co2 footprint by seven million tons per year. Each Aptera owner can reduce their carbon footprint by over 14,000 pounds of C02 per year, what 884 twenty five year old pine trees can absorb in a year. If one out of every 20 vehicles on the road were replaced with an Aptera, Americans would save 18 million gallons of gasoline every day or six BILLION gallons per year (assuming 20 mpg vehicle and $3 per gallon gas).
What is Aptera’s mission?
At Aptera, we believe efficient transportation is crucial to managing our natural resources. With a focus on efficiency, Aptera makes better use of materials in construction and in their use. This saves resources we cannot afford to waste and lessens our overall impact on the planet and each other.
Why are we different?
Aptera has the longest range of any electric vehicle ever created – breaking the 1,000 mile per charge barrier. Integrated solar can be configured to provide over 40 miles of range per day with over three square meters and 180 efficient solar cells designed into the body structure. This makes the Aptera the first vehicle capable of meeting most daily driving needs with solar power alone.We have solved key manufacturing challenges allowing for rapid, high-volume and cost-efficient vehicle production – Aptera has just four main pieces.
Who is Aptera Motors?
We’re an efficiency-obsessed brand offering an array of safe, comfortable, and fun to drive vehicles. Learn more at www.aptera.us.