MemberAugust 26, 2021 at 8:41 pm
Just found an quote in Cars Guide, by Morgan importer Mr Van Wyk. Seems pretty clear that in Australia an Aptera is a car. No width problem or 3 wheel issues based on this precedent. Aptera now needs pass all the safety requirements. Having ridden a motor bike I am keen for car safety in my old age along with a heater, a roof, doors, hey even a place for some luggage and a bed for my daily SCAN (Senior Citizens Afternoon Nap).
“The ADR classification is that a three-wheeler with a steering wheel is car-derived, so it’s a car. By contrast, a three-wheeled motorbike, or one with a sidecar, is a motorcycle and doesn’t need such testing,” Mr Van Wyk said.