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Re: They're baaaack. GCR: 1,000 mile electric car unveiled; Aptera returns 10 years later

Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:15 pm

EVDRIVER wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:14 am
I drove the 2e and I'm very familiar with the nonsense that went on at Aptera and it's not from the founders. Aptera failed because of the incompetent fools that came in and took over later blowing money on high salaries and $1000 office chairs. Surprisingly these new management "experts" people came from the ICE world. Anyone who knows the real story knows there were not a scam and were basically pushed out of business, many believed intentionally. Most of the comments here are based on ignorance of the company, the 2e was quite an amazing vehicle and had incredible cargo capacity. It was one of the funnest and coolest EVs I have ever driven. The events in that company were a bit of a scam but not from the founders. The demise of Aptera was pretty sad and pretty pathetic for those that know the real story and those that followed it closely were pretty disappointed about what the new leadership did.
My memory may be fuzzy or wrong but my most negative impression of the Aptera company was stringing along investors that ultra-capacitors were just around the corner.
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Re: They're baaaack. GCR: 1,000 mile electric car unveiled; Aptera returns 10 years later

Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:01 pm

You mean after the company was hijacked? Steve went on a permanent vacation. Marcus the clown and his other friends drove the place into the ground sucking money rather than doing what the founders intended. There were two parties involved and one had real intentions, they were the competent ones.

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Re: They're baaaack. GCR: 1,000 mile electric car unveiled; Aptera returns 10 years later

Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:52 pm

EVDRIVER wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:01 pm
You mean after the company was hijacked? Steve went on a permanent vacation. Marcus the clown and his other friends drove the place into the ground sucking money rather than doing what the founders intended. There were two parties involved and one had real intentions, they were the competent ones.
So you are really saying that this project is a dud, and money sucker to investors.. That is what I had originally said.

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Re: They're baaaack. GCR: 1,000 mile electric car unveiled; Aptera returns 10 years later

Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:58 pm

Good thing Aptera founders publicly acknowledged past mistakes and pledged never get this kind of people near the company. Besides, they did not defraud anybody in the past and I doubt it would happen going forward. Production starts mid 2020 and I could not wait to see this great EV car ;)
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Re: They're baaaack. GCR: 1,000 mile electric car unveiled; Aptera returns 10 years later

Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:02 pm

Leaf15 wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:58 pm
Good thing Aptera founders publicly acknowledged past mistakes and pledged never get this kind of people near the company. Besides, they did not defraud anybody in the past and I doubt it would happen going forward. Production starts mid 2020 and I could not wait to see this great EV car ;)
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Re: They're baaaack. GCR: 1,000 mile electric car unveiled; Aptera returns 10 years later

Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:44 pm

The original team was taken over, the second team screwed it up. It's not complicated and the original members were no nonsense. I don't think people here know the long complicated story. Another MNL thread full of misinformed FUD. What next, no demand stories?

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