When transporting the old CanAm Spyder I would use a flatbed auto carrier when it broke down which was fine for local service. This would have been the same case if I had a Polaris Slingshot which is also rear-wheel drive. Because the Aptera offers front-wheel drive would there be the option to turn off the rear-wheel-drive and offer a two-wheel dolly for the rear wheel so I could use a standard auto hauler to transport the vehicle across the country every six months instead of using a twice as expensive flatbed service?
I’m pretty sure they could just ‘turn the motors off’ in a freewheel mode and you could flat tow the car. Unlike most other cars, I don’t think there is anything else that ‘spins’ and has lubrication issues, so this would make it easier than most with the in wheel motors.
Unfortunately, I doubt doing this, testing it, having someone come up with the required baseplate for flat towing is not on the radar until after production is well under way.
I also would like to have a simple method to transport the car behind my RV. It would make a great toad!
I’m interested in a toad as well but to transport by a contract auto truck carrier it cost a lot more to ship using a flatbed because they can only ship three at a time versus an auto carrier which is up to nine.