Steve Fambro's obsession with efficiency is born from his experience as an electrical engineer in the biotech and aerospace world. Before founding Aptera Motors he spent his days designing robots that made DNA and imaging systems for a small biotech startup, Illumina.
He became an integral part of Illumina Inc.'s engineering dominance in the marketplace and is named in several patents regarding their DNA synthesis, optical validation and robotic automation. While at Illumina, Steve began his quest for an efficient vehicle that he could build himself and use in Southern California's carpool lane. After many months of number crunching, empirical research, and thinking that he could create something better than the hybrids that were offered, Steve came up with the shape and general design for his vehicle. Steve then involved his friends and expert associates by inviting them to analyze his creation.
One of those friends was Chris Anthony, whose hydrodynamic expertise in the marine world (he founded Epic Boats, Inc.) lent itself well to analyzing the vehicle's overall aerodynamic capabilities. Chris instantly recognized the world changing potential of this vehicle, and after Chris and Steve verified the Aptera would have amazing capabilities both in efficiency and road performance, they began the formation of Aptera Motors Inc. with the help and vision of Bill Gross of Idealab Inc., and later, other investors. Now Steve and Chris have assembled a team of some of the world's top engineers, aerodynamicists and world class automotive designers to bring Aptera Motors' dream of efficiency to a highway near you.
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