• Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Black Twitter Icon
  • YouTube

© 2019 by Aptera Motors Corp.

Oct 13

Useful features

1 comment

One of the features I like in the Tesla is when you approach the car it recognizes your fob and it unlocks the doors and boots up the car and when you exit the car it shuts down and locks the doors. Another feature I liked in both the Tesla and the Nissan LEAF is I could leave the A/C on for my little dog while I shop etc.

Will the Aptera have one pedal driving and a strong regen? My Chevy Bolt has a paddle behind the steering wheel that increases the regen. Will the new Aptera have this feature?

Oct 15Edited: Oct 15

One Pedal Driving is useful in city driving, but regen level adjustment would be useful as well. But I think both are kind of mutually exclusive. OPD needs max regen to operate effectively, but on highway you do not want any regen, so OPD would not work. OPD is also has intrinsic issue when transitioning from brake pedal to accelerator while moving - the moment you remove foot from the break pedal the car starts to break even more aggressively until you get you foot on the accelerator pedal - very unnatural behavior. If I need to choose between the two, I would take regen level adjustment over OPD

New Posts
  • Although the planned wheel skirt is practical from a design standpoint (style and aerodynamics), many have voiced concerns because of ground clearance in snow, pot holes and on primitive roads.🤔I wonder if a dual purpose skirt could address concerns? I.e.,: Where the outside of this skirt could be removed (which would be needed anyway for tire access) leaving the above option abbreviated fender “look”. An Aerodynamic wheel cap could be inserted. The full skirt could be reattached for good road/fair weather driving and best appearance, and return efficiency.
  • Those wheel pods look like they would snap off hitting a curb, and cost thousands to fix or replace. How delicate are they? How expensive are they to replace? Is this something a typical mechanic can do? Is there really a big gain from this design or is it more of a style signature? maybe make the car a bit wider and enclose them?
  • I will almost definitely upgrade my suspension with air suspension. Would there be any clearance issues if I used a 6" diameter air spring? I work at AKTV8 in Michigan and we do a lot of software validation with the air manifolds, and like to use extreme vehicle scenarios like an 1800lb. 3 wheeled vehicle for test vehicles.