MemberAugust 24, 2021 at 10:12 am
Some interesting ideas from this Canadian company. It should also give you an idea of the value you are receiving by purchasing an Aptera. I would not be surprised to see Aptera raise their purchase price soon. Material costs are going up and they have enough orders to keep them busy for at least 18 months.
MemberAugust 24, 2021 at 10:37 am
Aptera looks much better 🙂
MemberAugust 25, 2021 at 8:08 pm
This looks like a bastardized child of the Christian Bale BatMobile and and Aptera
MemberAugust 25, 2021 at 8:57 pm
Cx 0.29, that’s the same as a Toyota Corolla, so you will need to drive very slowly to get the best gas mileage. I could tell straightaway because their front end looked like a wind-catcher. Also, it’s solar panels seem smaller. They don’t say how many miles it will charge in one day. And yet they say that they will use the excess power to mine cryptocurrency. I don’t know how much crypto they will be able to mine with solar panels significantly smaller than the Aptera. Aptera can at least power 7 large crypto rigs. during sunlight. lol
One way to keep the batteries and interior warm during the winter would be to co-locate the ASIC mining chips near the batteries. lol
Also, that company seems like they don’t hire many, if any, women. They’re missing out on 50% of the population and what they have to offer! 😉
If you plugged two of these crypto miners in in a full solar Aptera (don’t plug more or your battery will deplete) you will make at most $17/month average, if you live in a very sunny place. Is it worth the troubles? Most people would say not, but if you divert some of that heat the battery on colder days, well, then maybe.
Now, in more norther latitudes, in the summer say, a township such as Inuvik, wherein there is 24/7 sunlight for several weeks, during those weeks you would be making about $60/month, while it could serve as a nice heater. But in the winter months there would be weeks wherein you would make nothing. Unless instead of a filament heater you use the crypto rigs, in which case, it becomes subsidised heating.
Whether you use filaments for heating or you use ASIC crypto miners either way you’re producing heat but in one of these two scenarios at least you are being partially compensated back for producing it.
But I used these numbers to inject some realism into the picture that nobody should expect to get rich from this. You might be able to increase the monthly revenue by adding rigs and external panels, but then you would also need to factor in the initial non-recurring cost of doing that too.
So there you have it. Hopefully that will put to rest much of the fantasising people have about using their car to mine cryptocurrencies. lol
I used to mine at a facility that was fully powered by solar. That was fun.
Of, here’s the sauce of the figures for my calcs: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/28/bitcoin-mini-rig-875-dollars-mine-from-starbucks.html
MemberAugust 25, 2021 at 9:37 pm
If you believe you can mine crypto currency with that configuration…I have a bridge in NY I can sell you real cheap or some land in Florida that is a little wet at the moment……..
MemberAugust 26, 2021 at 4:36 am
Vaporware – I see no changes on that web site in months.
MemberAugust 26, 2021 at 3:46 pm
Daymak is an established retailer of electric scooters in Canada. Their products in that area are cheapish, but decidedly second rate.
MemberSeptember 2, 2021 at 8:24 pm
Better to simply buy and hold Algorand in a private key wallet, instead of wasting money on any mining equipment and electricity.
Algorand automatically stakes aka pays 5.5 % interest per year, paid daily. Does not cost you any energy or equipment at all. Or hold USD as stablecoins and enjoy 8.8% interest paid weekly with Celsius. Again no cost for energy or equipment.
MemberSeptember 3, 2021 at 2:55 pm
ok beemer! See what I did there? haha 😀 Hey, I’m glad to see another Algorand follower. Yes, agreed that cryptos such as Algorand will likely eventually displace ones like Bitcoin in the crypto ecosystem once they gain a little more momentum. They likely need to be socialised a bit more but they hold a lot of promise and this seems to be more where the innovation and efficiency is. POW is likely to go the way of the dinos.