MemberAugust 17, 2021 at 12:35 pm
Remember Sandy Monro is instrumental in getting the Aptera set for production and if you know anything about it, you know he likes to combine functions. The moving of heat, either away from or toward people and the battery is a critical element in all EVs. The point is it is a central part that determines other parts, all of which are in the process of being specified.
These folks are now entering production hell as they seek to define the most efficient way to source, manufacture and ultimately assemble this ground-breaking vehicle.
That the substitution of resistive heat vs. a valve and modifications of the AC compressor would probably have a weight penalty as well, not to mention the re-engineering of other affected parts means the heat pump is almost certain to stay.