Aptera Founder Steve Fambro Gives First Interview Since Leaving Company

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Steve Fambro, the man behind the revolutionary and futuristic design that was the Aptera 2e electric car, 2h plug-in hybrid and 2g ultra-high mpg gasoline car, is breaking silence and giving his first public interview today on the online green transport show TransportEvolved.

Hosted by our very own Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield, the show will talk with Fambro about his time at the company, as well as hopefully clear up some confusion surrounding when and where Aptera prototype body shells were destroyed by Aptera employees. 

The show airs live at 3pm Eastern, and will be available shortly afterwards as an MP3 and Video edition of the show. 

Anyone wanting to watch the show live can do so by visiting the TransportEvolved website, while those wishing to ask questions to Steve Fambro can do so by adding it to the show’s live shownote page, tweeting it with the hashtag, #transportevolved, or by asking it directly in the show’s live chatroom. 

After the show airs, we’ll be writing up the interview, as well as posting the full unedited edition of the show when it becomes available. 


[EDIT: The show has now been uploaded, and can be viewed below]


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Comments (5)
  1. Glad to learn that no scorched earth tactics were used on the Aptera legacy. I'm not a fan of the concept, too much efficiency over practicality for my taste, but clearly it had a loyal following and it could have been the beginning of a new approach to building cars that manage to be practical and efficient at the same time.

    Weird bit about Fisker selling no cars at all. Since there is a waiting list there would have been sales if there had been something to sell so I guess it's more production delays.

  2. Fisker seems to be at the stage where they just need to start delivering. I've been to two sperate Fisker dealers, the first one has received 15 orders and the other has 6.

  3. In fact, a Fisker dealer we spoke to on Friday thinks he can log 20 deliveries by the end of the year. We'll see how those December figures come in... Meanwhile, on Monday, watch for a special article on the Fisker Karma right here on GCR!

  4. I think one of the best moves Fisker made was setting up a dealer network early on. And not only did he get a head start in dealerships but he was able to enlist established dealers.

  5. It's a bit unfortunate, but had they gone ahead with the ICE version first, which was part of the original plan, they likely could have gotten a functional car to market and got some revenue rolling 2-3 years sooner. EVs are all nice to talk about, but have yet to show they are economically (or even environmentally for that matter) a better value than a really efficient ICE. Had they used an ICE they probably would have been looking at 150+ mpg, which would have been already a huge advantage. THey burned through millions changing the configuration and going all electric. The made a sub-niche out of an already niche vehicle. They wouldn't have gotten the sales needed to sustain the production costs.

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