Thanks for the picture. It "looks" encouraging. I did a quick measurement of my 2 stand bags, a 2 wheeled pull cart, and 3 wheeled push cart and came up with 48"x33"x21"= 33264ci. 1728ci =1cf. So the bags are 19.25 cf. This is the worst case.

@DanQ I'd venture that they might fit directly behind the seats, placed side-to-side across the vehicle's width. The cargo bay becomes progressively more shallow towards the rear of the vehicle's tail. Judging from video footage of one of the founders reaching into the tail, the absolute rear of the bay appears to be about 8" deep.

I'm doubtful they will fit crossways. They need 48". The aptera looks narrower than my suv, and the clubs just fit in that due to a pocket hollowed out of the sidewall. Length wise the drivers could lay at the rear in the 8" area you mention. If they did fit crossways it would open up many possibilities.

Since aptera hasn't released any dimensions I made an educated guess based on the pictures and video showing the flat floor in the storage area. The 8" water bottle makes the storage area about 24" high.

@DanQ That's the 2e's tail - I believe the current model is a big longer and doesn't taper in on the sides. I never took calculus but I know we have some math whiz/engineering types in the Forum: How do your measurement predictions match up to the Aptera-published "25 cubic feet of storage" claim?

Kerbe, you are correct I've got the old rear view. I'll look for the correct rear view. I created a google spreadsheet to calculate the capacity based on my estimates. It's rough, as it doesn't take compound curves into account.
I think I'm missing a wedge behind the slope of the seat backs.

@DanQ These renderings show the battery pack location - it appears to be four modules, I'm guessing of either 20 or 25 kWh each. So one 25 kWh, 2 - 20 kWh, 3 - 20 kWh and 4 - 25 kWh packs would match the advertised capacities.

In the original IEEE Spectrum article on the Aptera, they mentioned this battery layout was for the original, Standard 60 KWH edition. So those would be 15 KWH modules. However, when that was written, they hadn't even decided for sure on whether to use cylindrical cells or flat packs. So the final layout could be quite different.

@Harry Parker The rendering I posted, above, is of the current model. Aptera has posted videos of the current battery modules being assembled from 2170 cylindrical cells.

It would be nice if a small enclosed space existed to conceal the J1772-to-Tesla charging adaptor. But I suppose it will have to lay on the floor behind the driver's seat.

25 Cu ft

Shown with a couple surfboards.

Shown with two adults in the camping picture

@DanQ We haven't seen measured drawings but we do know that the space behind the seats is 25 cubic feet.

Thanks for the picture. It "looks" encouraging. I did a quick measurement of my 2 stand bags, a 2 wheeled pull cart, and 3 wheeled push cart and came up with 48"x33"x21"= 33264ci. 1728ci =1cf. So the bags are 19.25 cf. This is the worst case.

@DanQ I'd venture that they might fit directly behind the seats, placed side-to-side across the vehicle's width. The cargo bay becomes progressively more shallow towards the rear of the vehicle's tail. Judging from video footage of one of the founders reaching into the tail, the absolute rear of the bay appears to be about 8" deep.

I'm doubtful they will fit crossways. They need 48". The aptera looks narrower than my suv, and the clubs just fit in that due to a pocket hollowed out of the sidewall. Length wise the drivers could lay at the rear in the 8" area you mention. If they did fit crossways it would open up many possibilities.

For what it is worth

Since aptera hasn't released any dimensions I made an educated guess based on the pictures and video showing the flat floor in the storage area. The 8" water bottle makes the storage area about 24" high.

The width and length of cargo area scales to about 48" wide at front and 38" wide at back of the 48" hatch length. Based on 88" wide by 172" long.

@DanQ That's the 2e's tail - I believe the current model is a big longer and doesn't taper in on the sides. I never took calculus but I know we have some math whiz/engineering types in the Forum: How do your measurement predictions match up to the Aptera-published "25 cubic feet of storage" claim?

Assume the 8" floor depth at the back is giving a ball park in the 19-20cf range.

Kerbe, you are correct I've got the old rear view. I'll look for the correct rear view. I created a google spreadsheet to calculate the capacity based on my estimates. It's rough, as it doesn't take compound curves into account. I think I'm missing a wedge behind the slope of the seat backs.

I found a better rear view and re-estimated.

I've got 24.7 cf this time mostly due to longer floor length (E) to fudge for seat back wedge, and wider cabin (D).

So, after all my guesstimating, I think the golf bags will fit, but they need to be separated from the pull / push carts!

It will be interesting to see if I'm close or not when "real" data is available.

@DanQ I just this minute emailed the powers-that-be to ask about interior measurements - so they should be forthcoming!

Thanks very much.

I wonder if the bigger batteries (100 and 60 kWh) will rob some of the flat rear storage area?

@DanQ These renderings show the battery pack location - it appears to be four modules, I'm guessing of either 20 or 25 kWh each. So one 25 kWh, 2 - 20 kWh, 3 - 20 kWh and 4 - 25 kWh packs would match the advertised capacities.

I hope you are correct. It makes perfect sense, assuming those renderings are of the 100 kWh configuration.

In the original IEEE Spectrum article on the Aptera, they mentioned this battery layout was for the original, Standard 60 KWH edition. So those would be 15 KWH modules. However, when that was written, they hadn't even decided for sure on whether to use cylindrical cells or flat packs. So the final layout could be quite different.

@Harry Parker The rendering I posted, above, is of the current model. Aptera has posted videos of the current battery modules being assembled from 2170 cylindrical cells.

I found a new (to me) photo of the tub. It appears to have a major bulkhead behind the seats that would narrow the storage in that area.

@DanQ a set of accurate interior dimensions has been requested of the designer/engineer.

Thanks, at this point I'm just trying to see how close I can guess 😁

Thank you, Dan!

It would be nice if a small enclosed space existed to conceal the J1772-to-Tesla charging adaptor. But I suppose it will have to lay on the floor behind the driver's seat.

They did mention something about a pack pack on the back of the seats. The “renderings” had a zipper back there so ????

I'd rather the cable and/or adapters be kept in the rear - near the port - especially if I need to use them in inclement weather.