Aptera manufacturer returning all deposits paid, pushes production out into the unforseeable future

Well, that don’t sound good:

Would-be California automaker Aptera has announced that it is returning all of the deposits it currently holds for its two-seat, three-wheel electric car.

According to GreenCarReports.com, the company sent out a note on August 12th to the people who had placed reservations for the Aptera 2e that reads “…as you know, our path to production has been longer than anticipated, which has complicated our reservation administration to the point that we have decided to return your deposit.”

The move comes a month after the company stopped taking new reservations and is the result, according to the company, to a credit card processing system that only works over a six-month period and not the cancellation of the project outright.

Uhhh… yeah. Am I reading that right? The company isn’t returning deposits because they have absolutely no idea when they’ll ever produce a single unit, they’re doing it because their credit-card processing system is at fault. Riiiiggghht.

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