• Sep 24th 2009 at 1:25PM
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Might Best Buy begin offering the Aptera 2e when the vehicle is finally ready for sale at some unknown time in the future? Possibly. Though the video has since been removed from YouTube, some sort of promotional material from the big box retailer highlighting electric vehicles reportedly featured at least two separate cars from Aptera.

Further, the idea of selling electric vehicles at Best Buy locations isn't something new. In fact, selected locations scattered along the West Coast are already selling the Brammo Enertia electric motorcycle. Further, rumors abound that Best Buy will soon offer more electric two-wheelers, including Segways and bicycles.

So, is this a good idea or bad idea? Would you consider purchasing an Aptera 2e from Best Buy? It's certainly a large purchase and there are obvious questions as to how the vehicle will be serviced, but having the space-age car available at such a large and well-known location might add to its credibility. What say you? Thanks to all who sent this in!

[Source: Aptera Forum]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      I don't know much about electric cars...but as a person who can barely afford my electric bill now, HOW much would charging an electric car add to that cost? Or is it charged some other way than a wall outlet in my garage if I had a garage?

      Since there is so much stink about America's CARBON FOOTPRINT as compared to the rest of the world, HOW does having an electric car help that?

      Just curious.....

      • 6 Years Ago
      I noticed that since the 1990s era all major manufacturers are only pusching credit-location and criminal contracts where you never own your car and you pay endlessly for it, so i support 100% business folks that might want to sell a car for cash, then it's yours. As soon as aptera sell this car for cash, then stop completelly to buy anything from ford, honda, gm, etc, they try to make a slave instead of been themself a paid provider. Recently i bought a supposed car engine management system and i discovered that all car electronics have been mutilated, hacked by them, so numerous car buyers have have their cars destroyed by gm and other car manufacturers without you knowing that. I knew this before but i wanted to be sure and im 100% sure about that. Chips making and computer have been hack from the beginning by microsoft, nasa, motorola since the beginning, they wanted to ' create' a robot corpse for themself and the customers was a species to hack and destroy later.

      But on the other hands, best buy and other electronic resellers are the same gang having hack from the beginning computers, programms, films, dvd's, dvd players, etc. The main conflict is personnal power called convenience in customer business terms but them are working for them with 100x hack in price and conviviality. Imagine the loose hacker having access to that, they kill many many folks and are still killing the world economy at a fast rate.

      I said and i repeat that a green car working properly without polluytion or fuel cost cost 10 000$ to 15 000$ for a basic version. I said many time to put 1 such car near where i live.
        • 8 Months Ago
        ummm..... what?!

        Did you type this in your native language and then use a translator or are you high on shrooms?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think they should stick to TVs and stereos. I can see a world of trouble coming out if this decision.
      • 6 Years Ago
      If i could afford it, I'd buy it wherever I could.

        • 6 Years Ago
        I see that even sheeple have teeth.

        No brain to read and study history and learn from the mistakes of others (Rome)
        No courage to leave others alone
        No heart to end the welfare state that makes NOBODY well and is NOT fair because it creates generations of people dependant upon the FORCED charity of others.

        But they to have teeth and yet they are so easily sheared by power hungry corrupt politicians and the bankers they serve.

        • 6 Years Ago
        "I feel sorry for you, comrade because you really don't know what liberty or personal responsibility actually is. (I blame gov't schools with their progressive indoctrinators"

        Of course you "blame schools". Thats why all the people who sound like you are either uneducated idiots or rich corporate profiteers with a vested interest in getting fools like you to believe the easily disproven lies being spewed out by mouthpieces like Beck or Limbaugh. you just want everyone to be as dumb as you are.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Actually Satan,

        I'd freely CHOOST to buy it from Best Buy (or anywhere else allowed by gov't) and I would NOT expect you to pay for it, regulate it or FORCE me to buy it.

        I feel sorry for you, comrade because you really don't know what liberty or personal responsibility actually is. (I blame gov't schools with their progressive indoctrinators.)

        Yes, the comforting hand of big brother pats you on the head every morning and says: "Good sheeple, good sheeple. Do what I say, not what I do."

        Watch the film: The American Form of Government


        Learn the truth and let the march toward liberty begin.
        • 6 Years Ago
        what a dumbass
        • 6 Years Ago

        Wait?!?!?!? They are inbreeding now?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Or to quote The great Tim; I'd get it from Best Buy if those facists wouldn't force me to pay for it!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I would NOT consider a two-wheeled vehicle from anywhere for any reason, regardless of how reputable the dealer may be, it's just not comfortable to me mentally or physically! No offense intended to any particular dealer, and Best Buy is a very good electronics dealer. I bought a bad CD player from them, they totally redeemed themselves, replacing the unit and the CDs I lost as a result. I was completely satisfied but I'm not a fan of two wheeled vehicles of any kind.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why do all these discussions always end up so off, and about politics or racism instead of the initial subject? Can we all just get along?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Anyone else look at those pictures and think of that classic cartoon theme song "Meet George Jetson..."

      Seriously though, it doesn't look all together safe. Imagine it got rear ended by a big SUV? Doesn't look as if it would hold up too well. Id be white knuckled driving it in race hour - rush hour traffic, terrified I would hit a pot hole or a small road divvit and the wheel would fall off. Or there would be a good wind from some maniac in a suburban speeding along that would send it tumbling over like a paper cup.

      Im all for electric cars and going green but... I don't think driving something that resembles a modified roller skate is the way to go.

      Anyone see any type of safety specs in its design?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Would not buy a candy bar from Best Buy.Management sent a head chopper to there stores and gave everyone 45 days notice the were gone. Told them they could reaply for a job at min wage and no benifits. If they wanted to take the severance pay they had to sign a paper saying they would not talk to media or their severance would not be paid. Over 100 pages of what they can't do.
      I know a guy who won their top gun award 5 times in 11 years and was a dedicated employee but he apparently made too much money at was fired. Way to go you corp piece of s-----ts. Pay a little more and deal with someone who has a concionce.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It makes sense to try a new business model to sell electric cars, they are much less prone to breakdown because of fewer moving parts and they require much less regular maintenance.

      The car dealership distribution model is full of inefficiency(hundreds of cars parked on lots) and should be streamlined so that cars are delivered as they are ordered. Using a retailer network like best buy will allow aptera to stay out of the dealership business and streamline distribution. Personally I prefer amazon.com or newegg.com.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'm not so sure about that: After all, on my car everything that has required maintenance (shocks, air conditioning, window motor, alignment) are all things that would be on a EV.
        • 6 Years Ago
        mike az, those are all "cheapo" repairs compared to major engine or transmission work, and also much less complicated to fix...as long as you don't go to a national chain that won't gouge yo
        • 6 Years Ago
        "The car dealership distribution model is full of inefficiency(hundreds of cars parked on lots) and should be streamlined so that cars are delivered as they are ordered."

        Dealerships would love it if they only needed to keep a few models in stock, but the problem is that the consumers wouldn't stand for it. They want the car equipped the way they want it and they want to take delivery today.

        Also, as Mike indicates, there's also more to a car than the motor. In fact, all significant repairs that I've done to my aging vehicles have had nothing to do with the motor. That's not to say that an EV isn't simpler. It is, but it's not Best Buy simple.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @nrb: that's how it is in the US. In some other countries, you order your car and it's delivered later. The only cars at the dealer are the demo cars and trade-ins. Of course a single dealer could not make that change, but a major change in how cars are sold might be an opportunity to change how all dealers stock inventory. It's all a matter of what people expect.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I would like to be able to test drive a car before spending a lot of money. How can anyone call that thing a car? a car has four wheel's three wheel's is a trike not a car. I would not want to be in a crash with something like that, It more like a Fiberglass box waiting for someone to hit you with a real car. I'am a big person I could not see myself driving in a SO CALLED CAR that it is said to be.It's not like buying a real car and having a place to have it repaired. People what you save on a car like this you will make up on your saving's you will spend on Auto Insurance. If you can get someone to Insure it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Mark, you are just like the environmentalists in my local city council, first action is to ban car parking in front of their canal street houses...absolutely no gain in that, except birthday-party presents for the neighbours... you're honest...
        • 8 Months Ago
        May I recommend cycling? Or sailing, if you're near water.

        Funny, Americans, we see you as rational :-)
        • 8 Months Ago
        What are you talking about? You want me to be stuck using oil? Sorry no sale.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is more exiting news! A rendering of the production model! http://apteraforum.com/showthread.php?t=3268
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