MemberAugust 22, 2021 at 2:31 pm
Rubber baby buggy bumpers.
I do think the weight and composite construction will protect the Aptera in most low-speed impacts. I don’t think we want to make too much of its light weight in the parking facet as people may wonder if they can just power the Aptera out of the city parking with a ‘push’ to make room for their 4-ton “Lightening.”
I think the real reality is the bumperless look, which is attractive as hell, is one of the reasons to stay with a three-wheeled ‘autocycle’ with its different regulations.
My personal recommendation is that Aptera forego a four-wheeled version until the bumper regs are re-written as that hit alone would likely increase the coefficient of drag to .20 from the get-go.