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Old 01-16-2021, 03:56 PM   #101 (permalink)
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Old 01-17-2021, 11:40 PM   #102 (permalink)
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I like that their business plan doesn't assume them quickly selling tens of thousands of units. This is a niche product, they have a niche plan. ��
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Old 01-18-2021, 01:03 AM   #103 (permalink)
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This thread is more fun than the one that just got locked in Aerodynamics.

I called my son to tell him about the Aptera, and the skin radiator system. It uses a heat pump, apparently.

The last car I recall having skin radiators was the Stutz Blackhawk Special, but it turns out that that was an intercooler and the engine cooling was by ice.

https://oldmachinepress.com/2013/02/...-hawk-lsr-car/



It does have Aptera-like front fenders.
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I'm really going to have to call BS on its smaller, weighs 1,000 lb less and carries more more cargo than a traditional looking car.
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I'm really going to have to call BS on its smaller, weighs 1,000 lb less and carries more more cargo than a traditional looking car.
There's a difference between luggage capacity and weight capacity.

Kind of like the difference between a Chevy Colorado and Tesla Model S.
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The posted specifications show it's in the range of the other three for length, width and height. The weight is 50% more than an FUV. Luggage capacity is 25 somethings, also within the range of comparison.
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How many of those 25 cubic feet are lashed on the roof?
I prefer mass over volume.
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In a 40% offset frontal collision, I'd take the Aptera. Your mass would just shear off one of the front wheels. I've seen an FUV done that way. The story I got was that it was a rental vehicle driven into a parked car.

The interior volume is thanks to the hub motors.
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I'm really going to have to call BS on its smaller, weighs 1,000 lb less and carries more more cargo than a traditional looking car.
Those other traditional cars are 4 seaters. The cargo space behind the front seats of the aptera is about the same as the cargo space behind the rear seats of a Prius. I don't find this BS at all, but maybe it's because I have an insight with a similar long hatch area and 2 seats.
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Those other traditional cars are 4 seaters. The cargo space behind the front seats of the aptera is about the same as the cargo space behind the rear seats of a Prius. I don't find this BS at all, but maybe it's because I have an insight with a similar long hatch area and 2 seats.
A third gen Prius has 40cf when the rear seats are folded down, for an example.

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