Reply To: First of the promised “Maker” videos has dropped!

Aptera Community Aptera Discussions First of the promised “Maker” videos has dropped! Reply To: First of the promised “Maker” videos has dropped!

Aptera Community Aptera Discussions First of the promised “Maker” videos has dropped! Reply To: First of the promised “Maker” videos has dropped!

  • Nick Michell Michell

    Member
    August 26, 2021 at 11:03 am

    For batteries, I understand that you don’t want to go out on limb, at least initially. So cylindrical cells, probably NCM chemistry, 400v … all standard stuff, and the key thing you’re thinking about is integration. I get it, but the pushevs website has these things to think about for the future:

    800-volt systems: more efficient, lighter motors vs. 400v

    Silicon anodes: silicon/graphite is here now, but higher % silicon is coming

    Cobalt-free batteries: switch from NCM to LFP, you’ll lose some energy density, but gain in safety and cost, simpler management, and no conflict minerals

    CTP battery packs: Check out BYD’s blade batteries, works well with LFP chemistry

    Solar roofs: Aptera is already there!

    V2G and V2L: vehicle-to-whatever is coming

    Aerodynamic improvements: Aptera is already there!

    Wireless charging: well, someday