MemberSeptember 27, 2021 at 12:17 am
“When will we see 3rd party reviews of the Aptera handling at real highway speeds on an average highway *with* average road hazards?” It’s better to get this feedback in time to make changes than to risk bad reviews after the car is in production.
“How will damage to the fronts of the wheel cowlings be minimized?” I foresee these as the #1 repair because it will be hard to dodge debris with that 3rd wheel.
“How will a repair network be set up and who gets to develop a troubleshooting/repair manual?” Both sound fun but they can’t wait for long.
Aptera must nail the “simple” matters first. It cannot afford surprises. Good EVs are already available in the range of Aptera option pricing so that means the shortcomings must be minimal so attention is kept toward ultra-efficiency, solar charging, performance, and sleek design. I understand and support delaying production to work out potential image problems because negative stigma has often limited startups to just the early adopters. The potential is great if the execution is too.