We Had The Chance To Drive The Aptera Gamma Prototype Solar Electric Car. Here’s What Happened…

From Transport Evolved.

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Solar electric vehicle company Aptera has been working hard to bring its Aptera three-wheeled electric car to market since it was reborn in 2019 – and in the time since, we’ve been lucky enough to get some seat time in both Aptera’s Alpha and Beta prototypes – as passengers, not drivers.

But when Aptera asked us if we’d like to come down to San Diego and drive its latest prototype – Gamma – for ourselves, we couldn’t say no. But while our ultimate impressions of Aptera Gamma were excellent, our day didn’t start quite as we’d hoped…


00:00 – Sponsor shoutout
00:12 – Introduction
00:28 – Montage
01:05 – Aptera – Reminder
01:57 – Initial Thoughts
06:04 – Aptera Gamma Breaks Down
06:14 – Why it broke down – CEO Chris Anthony
07:04 – Second Part – A completely different experience!
12:05 – Biker Reaction
13:39 – Energy Sage Sponsored Segment.
14:37 – Final Thoughts
15:32 – Thanks and Goodbye!

[Editorial Note: Nikki here. Can we just give it up for our DP, please? We filmed this on Tuesday (having flown out early… and didn’t get back to the studio until 10pm). The video was cut, edited, colored in just a day and a half. Our team rocks 😉


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Presenter: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
Editor, Colorist: Michael Horton
Art and Animation: Erin Carlie
Producer: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
© Transport Evolved LLC, 2023

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