MemberAugust 29, 2021 at 9:51 am
Looking through here: https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2021C00095
I’m not sure about the interpretation that a three-wheel vehicle can be a passenger car, but it can be a motor tricycle (where width becomes a concern) or a goods vehicle (where it’s not a concern).
If Aptera can get their payload up to 600 lbs from the 500 lbs planned, that will be slightly higher than 272 kg (twice 68 kg per seat), and therefore it’d qualify as a light goods vehicle instead of as a motor tricycle. Given the 300 lbs cargo/500 lbs total payload, and where the battery’s located, presumably subtracting ~10 kWh of battery for Australian models (or just not offering the 100 kWh pack option) but keeping the same suspension as the full size battery would suffice?