- Aptera, the startup aiming to make a three-wheeled electric vehicle, just got $4 million in funding.
- That brings it closer to actual production, slated for the end of 2021.
- The ultra-efficient three-wheeled two-seater promises 1000 miles of range.
Electric-trike maker Aptera finally has what it needs to really get going: money. Last week the company announced it had closed on $4 million in Series A funding. “Aptera’s continued momentum has now garnered it over 7000 vehicle reservations in just over two months, totaling a quarter-billion in orders,” the company’s news section read.
It goes on to say Aptera has moved into a new production design facility in the tony Sorrento Valley area of San Diego, just east of La Jolla. (Aside: Dr. Seuss lived in La Jolla and would probably have approved of the Aptera’s shape.)
The shape, like everything on the vehicle, is squeezed for efficiency. It has