The Aptera Forum
The FAQ state that is a market they are very interested in.
They have groups looking into all the requirements
The question does not arise, because of the too large width, the Aptera is not allowed in Europe anyway.
You are allowed a car of 255cm width in the EU. The Aptera is only 234cm so it’s ok.
In Europe max 78.74 in / 2 m width is allowed by law. The Aptera has 88 in / 2.24 m.
EU vehicle class L7e (3-wheeled):
Road Traffic Licensing Regulations:
III. construction and operating regulations
§32 Dimensions of vehicles and vehicle combinations
(9) notwithstanding paragraphs (1) to (8), motor vehicles as defined in § 30a (3) shall not exceed the following dimensions:
For motorcycles and three-wheeled and four-wheeled motor vehicles 2,00 m.
From Aptera’s reply
“Our first three wheel vehicle may not meet every global market’s requirement but we will investigate minor model changes to meet earliest production deliveries. Stay tuned for our vehicle pipeline vision, which will open new possibilities. We have an EU homologation and certification expert working with us to help streamline the process as much as possible”
The audi e-tron and the honda e have camera mirrors and they can be buy at europe. My only concern it's the width
@pjgalindomartin Audi E-Tron and Honda-E have 4 wheels, that is the big difference to the 3-wheel Aptera. The Aptera with 3 wheels is classified under the L7e EG-vehicle-class with max. 2 m width.
I watched an interview with the founders during which they stated that current law requires a side mirror in most markets. I would post a link, but I am on a work computer that blocks Youtube. "Now you know" was the name of the channel.
They plan to still use cameras however will most likely just attack a small mirror to the sides to remain in compliance. It will be up to the individual driver to chose to look at the mirror or the video from the camera. Once the law changes, I image owners will have the option to remove the air-drag creating mirrors.
Honestly, it would be really neat if the mirrors folded flush, giving peace of mind. If the camera ever failed, I could still pop out the mirror as a back-up until the camera issue is resolved.
Hopefully registered as a motorcycle where the mirror us not mandatory with a video view
Imagine a micro mirror that could fit on/within the aerodynamic arm of the video camera
With a fish-eye bubble, no need for a camera arm. Even less drag.