X

Aptera 2e (photos)

A closer look at the funky three-wheeled EV struggling to come to market.

Liane_Yvkoff.JPG
Liane_Yvkoff.JPG

Liane Yvkoff

See full bio
041610Aptera_540x292.jpg
1 of 5 Aptera

Aptera 2e view from top

The Aptera 2e is one of the more visually striking electric vehicle on the horizon. Designed using computational fluid dynamics to achieve its egglike shape, its composite material body is reportedly so strong you can't dent it with a sledge hammer. However, Aptera has been waiting for approval of its Department of Energy loan to move forward with production.
Aptera_2e_G_1.jpg
2 of 5 Aptera

Aptera 2e side

Though classed as a motorcycle, the vehicle is being developed to car safety specs and will contain standard safety equipment such as front and side airbags, crumple zones, roll bars, and seat belts.
Aptera_2e_J.jpg
3 of 5 Aptera

Aptera 2e side angle

Despite reportedly raising $2.25 million last month, Aptera informed customers that it will be returning their deposit for a three-wheeled electric 2e, according to AutoblogGreen.
Aptera_2e_K.jpg
4 of 5 Aptera

Aptera 2e left rear angle

The company is reportedly blaming its escrow account, administrative overhead, and a longer-than-expected road to production as the reasons it decided to refund the estimated 2,500 customer deposits.
Aptera_2e_AA.jpg
5 of 5 Aptera

Aptera 2e rear view

It's restructuring the reservation system, and the new system can't handle the old transactions. Customers who have their deposits refunded will get their names added to a VIP database to get early access to the vehicles when they go on sale.

More Galleries

2022's Best TV Shows You Can't Miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and More

More Galleries

2022's Best TV Shows You Can't Miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and More

95 Photos
Hyundai Ioniq 6 EV Is a Slippery Sedan With Strange Details

More Galleries

Hyundai Ioniq 6 EV Is a Slippery Sedan With Strange Details

14 Photos
2023 Cadillac Lyriq Comes Out Swinging

More Galleries

2023 Cadillac Lyriq Comes Out Swinging

46 Photos
Movies Coming in 2022 From Marvel, Netflix, DC and More

More Galleries

Movies Coming in 2022 From Marvel, Netflix, DC and More

81 Photos
The 40 Absolute Best Games on Nintendo Switch

More Galleries

The 40 Absolute Best Games on Nintendo Switch

41 Photos
2023 Acura Integra: A Solid Sport Compact

More Galleries

2023 Acura Integra: A Solid Sport Compact

35 Photos
The 51 Best VR Games

More Galleries

The 51 Best VR Games

53 Photos