Battery pack upgrade

Aptera Community Aptera Discussions Battery pack upgrade

Aptera Community Aptera Discussions Battery pack upgrade

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  • Battery pack upgrade

  • Joey Lao

    Member
    September 12, 2021 at 7:37 pm

    Can the battery packs be upgraded? Say you buy a 400 mile Aptera and later want to get 600 miles.

  • kerbe2705

    Member
    September 12, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    We won’t know until the vehicle is actually produced but, considering that no other EV has this capability, I’d seriously doubt it.

  • Riley _

    Member
    September 13, 2021 at 5:52 am

    Not easily, if you want to upgrade to a larger pack several years down the road that may be possible. Aptera has to design a completly new pack for every size pack they put into the car. That’s why they will be selling the 400 mile first as it is the right balence of profit and eas of design.

  • Joshua Rosen

    Member
    September 13, 2021 at 6:27 am

    I can’t imagine it would be cost effective given that the battery pack is by far the most expensive component in the car. Certainly the best option for a new pack would be to trade the car in on a newer model. As for used packs, Nissan Leafs have been upgrade to bigger packs when their batteries were replaced, but that’s always with a pack from a wreaked Leaf. The cost of a new battery pack for a Leaf is more than the car is worth.

  • Cindy2 Poling2

    Member
    September 16, 2021 at 4:13 pm

    Yes – wondering how easy is it to switch these batteries out. Is this something that customer can do on their own? Or is this a service center type of thing?

    • Robert Klasson

      Member
      September 17, 2021 at 2:59 am

      Nathan Armstrong talked in a youtube video a bit about the ability to repair and maintain your own Aptera, and he did raise warnings about the battery and the danger of high voltage and current. You probably shouldn’t mess with the battery without the proper training and certification.

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