What should the person buying an Aptera as their first EV know and/or consider before buying?
The Aptera that I have on order will not be my first EV and I would guess that’s true for a large fraction of buyers. But I remember well enough the difficult paradigm shift that was required to find the functional comfort zone of a successful and satisfied EV user, now with over 100 thousand EV miles behind me. The Aptera will be alike in some respects and different in others. The vastly greater range and eased charging (more miles/kms per hour on any given charger) may well alleviate the need I have had to switch to a backup ICE car for long trips.
Every new EV owner has to sort out what kind of charging infrastructure is needed and available for their circumstances and use pattern. And how reliable is it?
Just how different is it to drive a three wheeler? I have heard the story of how Musk got behind the wheel of an Arcimoto and promptly drove it into something. Maybe that’s much like learning to ride a bike. You struggle a bit then you get the hang of it for the rest of your life.
The smooth and quiet acceleration of an EV is immensely satisfying. My family and I laugh now (or cry) when some smoke bellowing diesel or sputtering, souped-up subcompact accelerates by.
I am sure others here have more wisdom and advice to offer particularly to the folks thinking of buying an Aptera as their first EV. How about it?