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Oct 2

Re. Windows and Doors



Re. doors

No handle visible. 👍

How will the door open by user?

😔Emergency services?


Re. Windows

Were the windows split because of the arch of the window glass?

🤔The old Aptera seemed to have a one piece window ( more aerodynamic) but maybe that was not the production model



The door handle isn't shown - it is a rendering, after all. The earlier versions had relatively simple recessed door handles.


The lower part of the side window is intended to be operable, I think. We need operable windows - for drive through ATMs / food etc. and other things. They added an operable section to the later prototypes, because of this. We can compromise everything for lower drag, or we can make important choices.

Oct 3

I hope there will be roll down windows. I work on a base and I have to present my ID to the guards 2-4 times a day. I don't remember seeing windows in any any of the previous models.

Oct 3


Oh,,,I know the side windows have to open... I was just curious if the arched window caused an issue retracting into the door.... thus a lower profile glass for the bottom...

Some commercialized cars have window that only go partial into the door. That is typically rear windows(e.g. some Subaru models)



Rather like the “no handle” look. But function and safety is key.

Lots of details to come to fruition

Can’t wait to learn the dimensions of the outward and upward swing of the open door!


There is a lot of glass between the large windshield and doors. It will be bright! Glad they plan for solar reflective glass



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