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Old 10-23-2008, 09:11 PM   #21 (permalink)
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OMG exciting! When will it show up? Have I missed this portion yet?

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Old 10-23-2008, 10:18 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Hi,

The cost that we have heard so far is $27K for the Typ-1e, and $30K for the Typ-1h. I think the Typ-1e with its 10kWh battery will qualify for ~$6,100 tax credit, and the Typ-1h with its smaller battery (6-7kWh?) will qualify for a proportionally smaller tax rebate.

The Chevy Volt has a 16kWh battery, which is over the 15kWh criteria for the full $7,500 tax rebate.

There is an excellent Aptera Forum:

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Hey guys, remember the heady days when Aptera was definitely going to make a real product and not go bankrupt without producing anything?

Pepperidge Farms remembers.

Because those days are back, apparently.
https://www.autoblog.com/2019/08/28/...hicle-revival/

The original founders have bought the IP back from the Chinese company that scavenged it from the carcass of the old Aptera Co. and are promising a new car with INCEREDIBLE SPECSŪ.
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Old 08-29-2019, 08:50 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I wonder how much the deal was.
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Back in the good old Obama days where everyone was taking government grant money for some pipe dream startup then going bankrupt 6 months later and getting bought up by the Chinese.
Anyone wonder why that doesn't happen anymore?
I dont.
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I expect in 11 years we can similarly resurrect the thread on that Dutch solar car.
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I expect in 11 years we can similarly resurrect the thread on that Dutch solar car.
Yeah they will finally build it and use a standard ev transaxle because hub motors will still be suffering from catastrophically short life expectancy.
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For sure, I'd put my money on those clowns.

They need to STFU and build something. Out of their own pockets.
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Oh no you have to have other people pay to build the prototype then when all the money is gone go bankrupt but if your idea is remotely marketable you get bought by a big company and they can realize there is no market then quietly dismantle it.

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