San Diego-based automaker, Aptera has announced that it has closed a Series A funding round worth over $4 million. Furthermore, the startup announced that it already has more than 7,000 orders for its cars, giving it a grand total of $250 million in sales without even delivering an EV yet.
The fact that Aptera is offering a less conventional, two-seater trike, and is still managing to achieve these types of numbers is extremely impressive. It’s not the reservations we’ve seen with Tesla and its Model 3 and Cybertruck, but an impressive feat nonetheless.
Sandy Munro is already expected to help Aptera reach production. In the press release issued by the company, Munro stated: “I’m betting on a solar future, and I’m betting on Aptera. The industry needs more creative engineering like this to progress ahead. I’m happy to be assisting Aptera as they move into production and beyond.”
Aptera co-founder, Chris Anthony commented on Munro’s role: “We’re excited to have Sandy’s support as we move into the Beta Design design phase of our Solar Electric Vehicles production plan. His decades of automotive knowledge and genius analysis of other EV players is great validation that we’re on the right path.”
Aptera recently moved to a new 60,500-square-foot production plant in the Sorrento Valley. This new facility is expected to house manufacturing and product development and will focus on “advanced 3D printing, composites, UI/UX development, and battery technologies development” according to the company.