MemberAugust 31, 2021 at 7:44 pm
Thanks for this Iowsa. based on the previous forum and this new one you seem to be the person that most closely tracks EV technology.
I think Joshua was being very gracious with his comment on the appearance. 😒
They have two claims to fame, one technology, and one business. The technology of course is their robotic wheel with built in propulsion (Using the same tech and provider as Aptera) and electric active suspension. The business claim to fame is their target market which is fleet sales for commercial enterprises (Delivery, services, etc.) and instead of purchase, rent with no contract. Rental at a rate 25% less than the cost per mile for a used gas car. (They don’t state what this is) Insurance, charging and parking with a claim of 50% less for insurance.
The max range is 130 to 200+ miles, max speed is 80MPH. Not at all competitive with Aptera. They are cheap if you buy, between 20 and 24K. Battery packs are small, 20kWh to 30 kWh.
Both Project Alpha and Project Bravo are driven from the center and both have a removable rear bench seat with sliding doors. Curb weight of the Alpha is 1210 pounds with a max gross weight of 1800 lbs. For the Bravo the figures are 1650/2450.
They won’t be around until 2023.
Certainly no competition for the Aptera in its current primary market in the near future but should be watched when Aptera develops four wheel and commercial vehicles.