Reply To: No crumple zones? Increased risk??

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Aptera Community Aptera Discussions No crumple zones? Increased risk?? Reply To: No crumple zones? Increased risk??

  • Philip Raymond

    Member
    October 7, 2021 at 7:29 pm

    This is from the Aptera FAQ under the title “what are the ramifications of minor body damage”. It also speaks to major body damage and structural safety.

    The front and rear sections are designed to be replaceable if damaged. Both are made of impact-resistant plastic, as are the wheel covers. They are also both foam filled to help in a higher speed incident. The front nose cone along with our subframe, in particular, are designed to crumple against our angled firewall and extend an impact sequence to the benefit of our passenger safety cell.