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Sep 25

Under the hood


Are there any current photos of ”under the hood” with components and perhaps even labels of components?

I am sure the website gallery of pictures and/or forthcoming newsletter will eventually.


I have an old picture of “under the hood” from an 2e came the Princeton NJ in early 2000.

I will try to attach.


Surely pictures will precipitate discussions and hopefully “speak many words”



The biggest difference between "then and now" is the current design doesn't have the motor and gearbox under the hood. That means that there is more room - for the occupant's feet and legs, and the electronics and HVAC, etc. can fit easily.

Sep 27

Thanks Neil.

At this early stage....Are there any publicity shared new specs and details yet or just the bits and piece floating about? A Side by Side list would be interesting. Lots of people made a decision (supporting deposit) with the first 2e series.

The forthcoming newsletter will hopefully fill in the blanks with planned and developing details

I am trying to remember what we knew about the Aptera as they neared production - other than it being front wheel drive and had a lithium ion battery pack; we didn't know much. We knew the estimated range, we knew (roughly) the acceleration (I think). I don't think we knew the battery layout, even. The new design with all-wheel drive is an important improvement. We can see in the rendering, what the plan is for the battery layout, too. And we know the nominal pack capacities that are planned.

Sep 27

Yes.. 🤔“back in the day” After my test ride in the 2e....I started to craft a kind of Window Sticker on what I knew about the 2e but😞 no longer have it to reflect on...

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