Reply To: Emergency “Gas Can” for Aptera?

Aptera Community Aptera Discussions Emergency “Gas Can” for Aptera? Reply To: Emergency “Gas Can” for Aptera?

Aptera Community Aptera Discussions Emergency “Gas Can” for Aptera? Reply To: Emergency “Gas Can” for Aptera?

  • Curtis Cibinel

    Member
    October 13, 2021 at 11:00 am

    AAA (and similar organizations in other areas) will use portable power packs which function like gas cans. This is really no different than every other EV so solutions exist and will be more common as the industry expands. Due to how the Aptera sips power it will work better with all of the solutions than less efficient EVs.

    I dont see a lot of value in extra solar for emergencies because of two reasons:

    – Most EVs (and even gas cars) have 120V output which can boost an Aptera for a few miles of range. A gas car would take longer than EV but 2 hours would easily get 5-10 miles “in the tank”. 100W output is more than 1 mile per hour (~2 if limping along at 20 mph)

    – If it is light out you can take a nap and let the Aptera self charge; anything carried would be negligible unless you filled the entire back of the car with panels

    If you want to carry an emergency battery in the frunk it would be enough to provide an emergency range. Devices like https://www.sparkcharge.io/ are probably overkill but a 500 WH jackery could give 5-10 miles especially if driving slow; depends how much power makes sense to carry.