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Aptera Community Aptera Discussions Governed top speed set at 110 mph; why not 125 mph? Reply To: Governed top speed set at 110 mph; why not 125 mph?

  • Paul Evans

    Member
    August 27, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    On the old forum, there was an explanation that the motor controller can’t switch quickly enough to achieve rotation above 115 mph. If you want to go faster, you’ll need to get a wheel and tire combination that has a much larger circumference. I don’t think the wheel pants will fit that. Without them, the combination of increased aerodynamic drag and reduced apparent torque may well prevent reaching anything above 100 mph.