Originally Posted by Codger
I have the distinct feeling that an 'Apollo mission' style approach would be a mistake. Looking at the Aptera that Catmando posted my first thought was that I wouldn't be trying to get from Sheridan to Colorado Springs in it during the winter. That's not a comment meant to denigrate the Aptera. It just might be a great solution for a specific part of the market and as long as the firm keeps focused on that market and the product evolves to better serve that market it should be a success.
What's needed in terms of government "broad brush strokes" is a reality check on some of the existing stupidities. CARB is a a perfect example of a structure that needs to be given a good review since it actually favours increased consumption rather than efficiency.
If you don't trust the electric Aptera to perform in cold weather get the hybrid gas/electric model. That's the model I expect most people will choose.