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  • This may not be as important for the US market but Europe could be a big market. I first came across this in Europe when I was there on business in the late seventies. And it is still popular there. Mercedes Benz was big with this. 👈Do you think this could have merit for the vulnerable front wheel and rear corner of the Aptera? These light locations are also reflectors, in many US vehicles and are adequate. However this is a three-wheeled vehicle with the front wheel “hanging out low to the ground” If it is added as “an option”(I.e., *switch on if warranted in poor visibility/night parking)...Perhaps the Aptera’s  solar electric production could help “bring on the glow⚠️ “ *If I recall correctly, after that MB was powered off, switching on the blinker would illuminate the steady low illuminated/low energy night light
  • Since this section is for stories... While we wait to get the next Aptera announcement, as they work through their engineering work and head to the 🤞 2020 prototype vehicle, where we can “see” what the new vehicle, with all the new technology really will be... I was wondering about other less significant things, like this one: Situation: I have a keypad entrance gates to our huge community. The five access gates, each have a buried wired loop, which detects a conventional metal ICE vehicle... and opens automatically upon EXIT. It was reported...motorcycles have had difficulties to trigger the exit loop to automatically open the gate...(We have no proximity sensor beam) In an Aptera, given the vehicle composition/ ELECTRIC vehicle, I was told it may not trigger the same type of automatic exiting system as it does for my conventional vehicles. (Our gate system is pretty primitive and decades old so I trust more current systems are better or have proximity sensors, etc...) Options: If the Aptera had an on board remote (and I trust it will), like a HomeLink, a driver could simply open the gate at exiting by pressing the programmed button on the device. My two vehicles both have three buttons to operate three devices and hope Aptera plans for at least three * buttons to remotely activate devices .... as many people have two garage doors and perhaps a gate to operate... for one household alone . Of course alternatively a separate remote handheld opener will work. I suppose APPS on a smartphone could supplement multiple needs( But... I don’t like to carry more technology than I really need or dig for remote devices). I was also told this would work with the Aptera and my old gate: The quick fix is to give it a little juice while stepping on the brake. If you go forward a few inches with some power the field will pick you up. No big deal, just a unique vehicle, so in my case... this is just a matter of programming* and manually pressing a button to exit each of our gates. 🤔I wonder if there are universe mountable (concealed) remotes, where I can copy the gate code and rather that pressing my Homelink button, even for entering,  a proximity sensor or geofence technology could open the gate? I.e. without letting the horses and 🐄 in from the adjacent open range property😉
  • I am curious if this AWD three-wheel (w/ electric motor in each wheel) vehicle with low resistant tires, which only has a curb weight of ~1800, with an impressive acceleration for 0-60 mph(!)... will wear tires quickly? (The old Aptera 2e had P165/65R14 tires (brand?) .. but not sure what is planned for the new Aptera) I am not sure we have a forum members with a light three vehicle (same tadpole configuration design), AWD (?) , low roll resistant tire experience...to share their tire wear experiences. We know...  Driving Patterns  – Certain driving maneuvers also quickly wear your tires down. Some of these maneuvers include: Spinning your tires Hard braking Gast acceleration Driving at fast speeds So if you do a lot of city driving, avoid slamming on the accelerator or the brakes as you make your way through town. If you do, you’ll be buying a new set of tires before you know it. I digress....Not a good comparison...but this memory brought  up the subject.... I remember my wife’s past Mercedes Benz sports coupe going through tires frequently. I kept up on the tires’ air pressure, alignment and rotation. That car hugged the road, with the sport suspension.  * “Little Old Lady from Pasadena”?😁. Well she put on the miles with only MB performed regular maintenance.Her daily commute was interstate diving at 65 mph and I am sure she ever exceeded that speed😇.I had summer tires and winter snow tires for the vehicle and tried different high end tires but it seemed I replaced them more frequently. This was a much different animal, compared to the Aptera. Four wheels,  a RWD vehicle . Automatic.  (3400 #)   * “Put an “Aptera” in your garage Hon-ey!”