In this episode, which is sure to raise the ire of some, Aaron Turpen and Nicolas Zart talk about the reasons behind the myriad failures of electric carmakers. Why do EV makers and their cars fail so often? What was behind the failure of famous builds like the Aptera or companies with so much promise like Boulder Electric?

Well, as it turns out, going to production with a car isn’t easy and producing an electric car? Even harder. Why is that?

Nicolas and Aaron explore the subject in depth and talk about which current makes might also be facing hard times ahead as they repeat the mistakes of their predecessors.

Don’t hate us because we’re right. 🙂


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An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP), the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. You can find his portfolio at

2 thoughts on “Why EV Makers Fail – CNC EV Podcast #6”

  1. Aptera had no business plan at all to sell anything. That’s why they failed! The company went from grant to grant and was hoping someone would do something. Just because people believe Aptera was “innovative” does not mean they were successful in anything regarding EVs.

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