VC looks for 10:1 return on their money from risky tech.
Aptera is looking for $50M in cash for production
so they have to deliver $500M on that risk. Net cash.
On your "good start" 10,000 orders, that's $50,000 per car...net EBITDA.
At 15% gross margin, they need $333M in sales.
The answer for funding then is to suck on government (California, Biden) teat because sane private Silicon Valley money is not going to touch it....unless they can scam an exit like they did with Solyndra.
The Lucid Air has excellent engineering, but I doubt even they'll make it.