In order to make the Aptera affordable to the widest possible consumer base, I recommend that battery packs be available in multiple sizes, e.g., 350 miles (32 kWh), 700 miles (64 kWh), and 1000 miles (100 kWh, which I frankly think is overkill). Also, given the very low WHr/mile efficiency of the Aptera, having a 120V charge port makes a good deal of sense for those who want to charge overnight at home, obtaining roughly 14 miles of charge per hour connected, which for a 10 hour charge would be a resounding 140 miles of charge. That way, an $1000-1500 L2 charger installation expense can also be avoided.
I commute on a daily basis -up to 250km / 156 miles daily- and as an inhabitant of The Netherlands ending up in a traffic jam is a very likely thing, for this reason I'd like to see the following specifications: * radar assisted cruise control (braking and accelerating at all speeds and stop/follow in low speed stop and go traffic. * Regen braking is adjustable in 3 or 4 settings from off to very heavy braking. * high power single phase AC (7.4kW) for home charging and DC chargeport for emergency charging. Remember, The Netherlands is not very sunny and it can rain for long periods of time. Also, I use an AC Zappi charger (https://myenergi.com/product/zappi/) which can use 100% green energy to charge the battery, indicating you'd want to make full use of your solar panels on the house to charge the car during the daytime. When you own several BEV's you may not have the luxury of having several chargeports or have only place for one vehicle (like me) on the driveway and for this reason I'd need to move the car to charge the second BEV, in this case a Kia e-Niro. * remote controlled vehicle heater with programmable times, akin to Sievers Parking Heater app to melt the snow and ice off the windscreen and to defrost the car on the inside. See http://www.standheizungsapp.de/ for the supplier. It is like the Webasto app but much better. * heated and ventilated seats. Heated steering wheel. * wheel motor in all three wheels for superb traction in slippery conditions * audio system upgradable with a good DSP amplifier and high quality speakers to enjoy lossless Flac music * Cupholders for thermos flasks (I drink loads of tea!) In a nutshell: I want a warm car where I can enjoy my tea whilst listening to high quality sound. Let me know your thoughts on these specifications. I'll come back on these points if I forgot something and I'll edit. cheers, Melvin