Aptera Solar Mobility Manufacturing Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Aptera Solar Mobility Manufacturing Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This project will install new manufacturing equipment at two existing warehouse facilities to support zero-emissions vehicle manufacturing. The project site is located in two existing warehouses located in Vista and Carlsbad, CA. The purpose of the project is for Aptera Motor Corp. (Aptera) to establish commercial battery electric vehicle manufacturing operations. The State of California and its consumers will benefit from these products that support the transition to electric vehicles. California workers will also benefit from the increase in local high-quality manufacturing jobs in the clean technology manufacturing sector once this project is fully implemented.

Contact Information

Jonathan Bobadilla
Agency Name
California Energy Commission
Job Title
Energy Commission Specialist I
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Carlsbad, Vista
San Diego
Southern California
Other Location Info
2340 Cousteau Ct, Vista, CA 92081 & 5818 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92008

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Cal. Code Reg.s, Title 14, section 15301 "Existing Facilities"
Reasons for Exemption
Work under this project consists of the installation of small production equipment at an existing facility for electric vehicle production and falls under the Class 1 exemption. Class 1 consists of the operation, repair, quality control, or minor alteration of existing private structures, involving negligible or no expansion of existing or former use. The 2340 Cousteau Court, Vista, CA (Vista) facility is 104,000 square feet (sqft) and is zoned for industrial use. Vehicle Production equipment will be installed in the Vista facility in appx. eight areas of production and warehousing space totaling 79,900 sqft. The 5818 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA (Carlsbad) facility is 76,385 sqft and is zoned for industrial use. Vehicle Production equipment will be installed in the Carlsbad facility in appx. two areas of production and warehousing space totaling 46,000 sqft. All equipment will be installed at these two existing facilities on existing concrete. For these reasons, work under this project will have no significant impact on the environment and falls within 15301.


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