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I second your question. In fact, ideally the cargo area should have two- one switched with the "ignition", and on on full time.
I did hear them mentioning something about even cooking while camping. So it might feature a 110V or 220V outlet. Let's hope they can make it market specific.
Lot's of specs are missing from the information offered by Aptera. I think a lot of details still need to be worked out. Let's hope they make good progress on it in the next few months. It's quite vital information for us to make the final decision.
I'm for whatever is cheaper... 12V or 120AC. adapters exist between the two.
I would expect it to turn OFF with the car rather than continue to operate and strand you somewhere with a dead battery. My current car does this while the previous one did not.
In my case the advantage of unswitched power is that I can leave my portable freezer running overnight. In my current ICE powered car I can leave it running for three days before I need to start the car to recharge the 12 v. battery. It draws surprisingly little power, so is unlikely to ruin an E.V.'s range.
Switched power is also good to have, for accessories that you only use while driving.
NOTE: a couple USB plugs would address most people. Some laptops work from USB-C. I need 120AC and use a 12V adapter to power my pro laptop (75w.)
Something to consider is PLACEMENT of multiple USB ports given the various gadgets people try to plug into them and how they can be hit or damaged or pulled out because of poor placement. Also people would likely use C to A adapters which turn into a lever to multiply port strain.
A glove box port is nice for a flash stick that is rarely removed. Such as default music storage; my friend uses his for tesla security cam storage, also he doesn't have enough usb ports in his model 3. (dash cams could use a port too)
My volvo has the 12V port vertical near the ash tray. It gets full of grime and is a poor location for all my uses of the port; I frankly don't think smoking should influence where the 12V port goes... it's going to be used for high power adapters which may need ventilation (as my 120AC adapter does.)
I caution against making assumptions based on personal experience about most people's needs. I would also point out that adapters are easily and cheaply available to run USB devices from 12 v. plugs, whereas to the best of my knowledge no similar device exists which can power a portable freezer from a USB.