Aptera Founders Driven Out Of Company

by The Editors on November 16, 2009


Carlsbadistan’s next wave automobile company Aptera Motors appears to have hit more rough roads this week according to a story on Wired.com’s Autopia blog.

Aptera Motors has ousted founders Steve Fambro and Chris Anthony, sources told Wired, painting a picture of a boardroom confrontation between the original founders and the auto industry veterans the company brought in last fall. . . Rumors that Aptera Motors was letting them go and laying off an unknown number of people began swirling last week on the unofficial online Aptera Forum. The company says it simply elected to slow things down and minimize its burn rate while waiting for the Department of Energy to approve its loan application. It isn’t saying much about what happened to Fambro and Anthony, but claims the company’s relationship with them remains positive.

Sure, we’re guessing Fambro and Anthony are stoked that a bunch of Detroit guys came to California and took over the company, why wouldn’t they be?

[Link: Wired.com]

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Brent November 16, 2009 at 2:21 pm

I smell the oil industry on this one! Once again we must ask; “Who Killed The Electric Car?” Whenever you get Detroit Auto Industry experts involved you have to watch out!

ApteraForum.com November 16, 2009 at 3:33 pm

Paul Wilbur is still left at Aptera. He seems to be the guy who has been making the decisions lately anyhow.

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