I understand that you will soon no longer hear the problem of vehicle width, but a large proportion of the posts here and in the social media concern the excessive vehicle width. It is about the possibility of approval outside the United States, but also increasingly about the fear of accidents and damage in narrow surroundings. Outside the cities, the Aptera is unbeatable in terms of efficiency and air resistance. But in the city center, where these have little value, bad to use.
I think the problem has already been solved by the engineers or will be solved soon. Why am I so sure?
1. The first pre-orderers start thinking about a cancellation in public.
2. Are the buyers, who are undecided because of the wide range, looking for an alternative vehicle that will appear in the next few months until the problem is solved.
3. Because the currently largest growing market for e-vehicle customers would break away.
I think there will either be an Aptera version with a reduced width or a conversion kit that can reduce. It is of the greatest economic importance to send a signal to potential customers before they leave.
A lot will happen on the e-mobility market in the next few months. There are new vehicles and new batteries every day. I believe in the Aptera's unique spirit and design, but I fear it will get harder with each month of delay.
@Sarah Hardwick : When will there be Aptera with a reduced width and European approval?