MemberSeptember 2, 2021 at 12:23 am
These folks approached the market logically and came to many of the same conclusions as the management at Aptera. Their effort is really nicely designed for those generally northeastern cities. Not as wide a track and much shorter than the Aptera the indigo concept is aimed at performing in pot-hole riddled city streets at such modest speeds wind resistance is an after thought.
What is really terrific technologically is the active suspension; particularly on a three wheeler over city streets that are at best a work in progress.
It is amazing the improvements in ride quality come with an active suspension including the cloud-like ride that can be programmed in an all-wheel system.
Given the wonders of this technology, I wonder if there might also be a benefit to using such technology on the rear suspension of the Aptera. Hydraulic power requirements might be less than most suspect if the process were operating only on the single rear wheel. It would by definition mitigate the giant center of the road pothole jolt that folks fear.
This type of suspension can be used for handling as well as comfort and I suspect that tech will find its way to future versions of Aptera as it will give smaller, lighter, more-efficient vehicles measurably better ride quality that transcend vehicle class and size.