-owners manual guide folder in screen:
for info like do-it-yourself repair, replacement part model names of third party manufactures for parts like side mirrors, tires, etc, for
-MAKING CAR MORE FUN (SELL-ABLE):
encourage hypermiling to be more like a enjoyable engaging game with a real time optimal regen, revving level (for range extender combustion generator if ur gonna do that), and avg mpg tracker graph or number per trip (a trip can be defined as time from turning teh car on to turning it off) vs average mpg that u can glance at at stop signs, maybe a guide to hypermiling in a "recommendations" folder in teh screen interface, etc, to give another flavor to driving fun besides handling and acceleration. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V_HjDMU6js <the feeling of quickness is not directly correlated with actual quickness, given that this car is supposed to be function over art form and therefore u feel more of the NVH. enhancing the feeling of speed can make a driver who isnt worried about getting somewhere faster feel he may be going to fast over the speed limit, encouraging him to drive slower, increasing experienced range, and driver would only go faster if they want to get somewhere faster. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noise,_vibration,_and_harshness#:~:text=Noise%2C%20vibration%2C%20and%20harshness%20(,vehicles%2C%20particularly%20cars%20and%20trucks) than some other cars, designing to appeal to sportiness can be a better approach, although i think a basic level of NVH suppression is very important in order to be appealing to masses.
about art form for marketing, a big selling point especially at the upper price range is being unique: have a bare bones "formula 1" "fighter jet" sort of feel where there is no covering up parts aside from covering for protection while putting firm cushions on the commonly touched areas like the steering wheel, the elbow/arm rest, the parts where someone could hit there head getting into the car if they are lousy b/c they are a little disabled or just lousy etc. This gives art form ephasizes different and similar functions to give the art a sense of meaningfulness from celebrating function over the normal abstract art form of most cars. and color the cushion in a contrasting color to highlight the contrast between the existence of cushioning that may otherwise be less appreciated. this color technique can be used for other comfort related stuff like syncing the color of cushions with the color of the heater/AC tubes and vents. also keep other colors including that if the screen graphics, very non distracting, ( i hope that double screen is not mandatory with the 1000 mile range package, I don't want more eyestrain before and after a day of eyestrain from the desk job at work. Yellow light bias vs blue light in screens is probably helpful especially at dark and under shadows of trees/buildings/highway ramps/ in tunnels etc . I had a computer that changed brightness according to teh brightness of teh computers surroundings probably according to the camera, if aptera is going to have cameras for partial self driving that data can help accomplish this, but even if it doesn't it can use infared light detector on the dash board behind the screen to accomplish this, making teh screen brightness always ideal without need to have screen glare once in a while or have to switch teh brightness of the screen often). . some options to sell to make aptera more appealing vs other cars, if applying them wont really get in the way of more important things like crash safety driving range etc: see through body panels that can have variable window tinting with a plastic tint film layer with different levels of tint that can be rolled up for privacy in exchange for color representation and some light from the outside world from inside. this gives a unique driving experience of seeing more around you as your driving, and with the different layers of tint car looks unique from outside. part of teh film can include a solar panel array, to keep sunlight from heating teh cabin like a normal windshield/window cover while adding considerable driving range increase by increased solar surface area. this can be applied as a interior windshield/window cover u set up with a suction cup stuck onto the windshield.
a manual lever and pin to air pump air into teh suspension to raise ground clearance for light off roading ex. when on some rocky non paved road in a local park.
charging money to collaborate with 3rd party paint/interior designer on a customer personalization basis, and maybe ideas from such product will make it into the normal apteras
automatic garage door opener (just mention it so that when people compare a car with teh feature to a aptera, they also recognize they can buy the feature from another company as a gadget on amazon or something, or sell the feature as a option that built in or not built in)
this one may be helpful as a standard feature: all wheel steering for smooth turning and maybe better handling capability at turns which can translate to less need for braking when slowing down to take a turn, lessening teh need to regen brake or mechanical brake less thus increasing range over multiple iterations, while also increasing tire life by decreasing natural tire erosion from friction etc. even if efficiency is not considerably better, better handling may make aptera more appealing. . .
SOME POTENTIAL EFFEINCY IMPROVEMENTS: rigid or flexible baggy plastic as body panel material where composites are not essential for crash safety is probably cheaper over many models produced and lighter than metal/composite body panels. also how about replacing electronic switches with manual levers, wheels, gear and teethed gear string etc to make things not only cheaper but maybe lighter and less driving range affecting over life time of use, but also give a more mechanical, connected aesthetic to more parts of the car. for ex. mechanical parking brake, and remember when u had to roll up ur window in the 1980s or so with a wind up wheel? another good example is the small storage areas built into the door... why not simply use a net with a tightener (maybe like this https://www.google.com/search?q=hoodie+tightener&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS844US844&oq=hoodie+tightener+&aqs=chrome..69i57.9754j0j1&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8) to hold objects without them moving around and also save weight and money vs the solid construction of interior body panels and their strengthening structures. such rope and net tie down method can be used to tie down objects liek groceries in teh trunk and to make use of teh side and roof of teh car interior for storage space. this can be especially useful where there is more surface areas storage space in larger car interior. . s
suspension that harnesses electricity through shock absorbance, and energy can be directed to make artificial body weight distribution around g forces and ride quality enhancement can be switched on too
heated and ventilated seats AC/heat the occupupants more effecintly due to insulation and heat source being closer to the actual person vs open air heat/AC vents(heat conduction is better than radiation), vents near steering wheel, face area (vents at teh headrest/roof pillar) and foot area also increase perception of heat, so maybe it will pay off to have separate vents given occupant will feel cooler/warmer quicker and turn down heater/AC ussage, increasing cost of charging over time and increasing range considerably when AC/heater is used often in hotter/colder places. natural body heat is less at hands/feet/face, feet and face are especially sensitive in perception of tempuature https://www.healthline.com/health/ticklish-feet#:~:text=The%20feet%20are%20a%20very,very%20close%20to%20the%20skin. , so areas are resptivly prioritized in AC/heater perportioning.
how about having a rear wing or a ailerons that blend in with body panels and comes out for weight distribution optimization at higher speeds where motion stability b is more important. (for visualization, the end part of the tail of the mclaren speedtail and pagani huayra have this.) such aerodynamics could maybe be mechanically linked to teh steering wheel if aerodynamic weight distribution desires are correlated with steering wheel position at higher speeds. at lower speeds the moving wings/ailerons add to teh unique aesthetic appeal. to make the car smaller for crowded city driving shile maintang aerodynamics that the apteras perportions are designed for, and and maybe to cut weight, gordon murrays t.50 has a fan that manipulates aerodynamics like a "virtual" version of teh mclaren speedtails long tail, https://www.thedrive.com/tech/35407/heres-how-the-giant-rear-fan-works-on-gordon-murrays-t-50-supercar the aereo manipulation fan can be driven by wheel rotation and maybe some gears. this can be used for not just effency but also ride quality NVH and downforce for when users want to accelerate quickly, etc and it adds another unique aesthetic.
https://www.motor1.com/news/379895/japan-made-wood-car/ "nano celluose"