The Aptera Forum
I am not sure if this helps. But if you are talking about the rendering with the Paradigm limited edition models.... I understand there will be different interiors offered, but I have no details of what and what models, options in some, etc... A lot to be announced soon.
Have you seen this image of the interior finish materials? Keep in mind that sumptuous materials add weight (and expense) and that the more textured a surface is, the more likely it is to hold dust and dirt. For example, does a vehicle really NEED an Alcantara (faux suede) headliner? Why not a simple polyester fabric that LOOKS like suede...
Aesthetics are important inside as well as without. While low weight is important, other parameters should have "weight" too.
I have only seen that an the statement on the “green substrates” that were used to fabricate some of the materials. I know nothing on these matters but have read in a blog that material chosen were are for acoustic purposes too because of the shape of the body and the sandwich-core resin-filled composite body, which could cause an echo. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I understand dirt, as their are many primitive roads here in the dusty arid SW US. I never open my windows!
I do know some of the fabrics/material and perforated textures in my present newer vehicles also work well with the heated and air cooled seating, none which I ever use.
Having a 70# Doberman, durable fabric was always my choice but when I looked at the high models of my vehicles, leather was the only thing those two car manufacturers offered, so seat covers go in only when the dog does😞.
Also here, UV degradation on materials by the sun is common. I like surfaces I can apply an UV protectant to, as I am not going to add window sun shields and dash rugs etc..... which is done here to combat sun damage. I believe the Aptera windows are solar reflective and I am leaning towards the entire solar package, which should help.
I never had a car like the Aptera, that will have the interior air venting system, to keep the interior to outside temps, thanks to the solar array, which seems good.
In weeks, this all be revealed
...and remember - it's not a "car", it's an "autocycle" in most (if not all) states! In my state, autocycles are registered (and taxed and insured) similarly to motorcycles.
It meets the statute of an Autocycle too here in AZ. I.e.:
As of July 3, 2015 AZ Revised Statute 28-101(5) "5. "Autocycle" means a three-wheeled motorcycle on which the ✅ driver and passengers ride in a completely enclosed seating area that is equipped with a roll cage, ✅safety belts for each occupant and ✅ antilock brakes and that is designed to be
✅ controlled with a steering wheel and pedals
And as best I can assess registered as a motorcycle.
I had these old answers from a blog:
“ Federal weight limit changed for motorcycles back in 2008/9.
Allows for a three wheeled vehicle weight up to 3,500lbs.
This kinda forced states to recognize three-wheeler EVs as motorcycles...in 45 states and 5 have some gray area but the Polaris Slingshots of the world haven’t had problems.”
As you probably know the Aptera models are ~1800-2200 # based on battery pack
Aptera plans is to safety test to that of a car!🎉