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Aptera Believes It Can Sell 600,000 Solar Trikes Per Year, But Does the Math Add Up?
By: Gustavo Henrique Ruffo
When Aptera disclosed that it would try to raise more than $20 million by gamifying the process, it also pointed out its investment page. Apart from the leaderboard that reveals daily information on how many people have invested more than $10,000 in the company (106) and how much money they have already put in the company ($1.32 million), the page also brings an interesting graphic. It discloses how many solar trikes Aptera thinks it can sell per year.

Considering the numbers the graphic presents, I suspect it is an estimate for the American market, but there is nothing there confirming this. I’ll work with them as if that were the case because this is the scenario in which they make more sense.

According to Aptera, it can sell 600,000 solar trikes per year because it appeals...
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