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No RWD yet, although I'd like to see that to reduce the cost/weight/complexity, which matches their philosophy.
No external solar yet either, although that seems like a cool idea: Pull it out of the hatch & plug it in while parked, to enable a full daily recharge at Christmas in Toronto.
Or tow an aerodynamic solar collector around!
A horizontal panel would make a pretty aerodynamic trailer.
By my calculations*, an Aptera-width panel 26 feet long would keep the battery full all day, averaging about 48mph. Then after dark you could still drive another battery's-worth non-stop to a sleep-time charger.
*Aptera says the EPA test at 48mph gives 10mi/kWh, or 0.1kWh/mi.
48mi/hr x 0.1kWh/mi = 4.8kW
That's 4.1kW, factoring in the car's own 0.7kW 3 square meter panels (32sq.ft).
32 x 4.1/0.7 = 187sq.ft needed, divided by Aptera's 7.33' width is 26.5sq.ft long.
Time to do a Cannonball Run challenge on solar power only, start out with a full battery!