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Old 06-14-2021, 07:59 PM   #121 (permalink)
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I'd put money in FUV before I put it in Aptera. I just can't see people feeling comfortable driving that on a freeway where the use of such slick fairings is important. Around town, more people will probably want the fun utility vehicle.

I could see the cool factor of FUV being such that motorcyclists give "the wave". I know I would. I'm not sure 2 Aptera's passing each other would even make eye contact, let alone greet one another.
The Aptera is as heavy as a Mazda Miata (another two seater) and has already gotten great crash test reviews. It's being designed to meet car safety levels, not just motorcycle safety levels. According to Sandy Munro the car already met such safety levels before he got his hands on it and he says he's going to make it even safer.

Besides, I believe the Aptera is for a different audience than the FUV. The FUV is more motorcycle like since it is an open tandem. The Aptera is an enclosed side-by-side with heat and air-conditioning. The Aptera competes with cars like the Mazda Miata. The FUV competes with motorcycles and scooters.

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Old 06-15-2021, 03:21 AM   #122 (permalink)
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Arcimoto are headed down-market with their Platform 2. An Aptera-level potential competitor is Nobe. And they also have Sandy Munro on board.
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Nobe is another one I'd love to see actually get made. But IIRC their whole operation burned down.
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Summary in the first 1:37

I haven't watched the rest yet. ....so I don't yet know what 'aerodunamics' is.
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I thought the original aptera was supposed to be a gasoline burner
It was meant to be a hybrid.
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~26:30 oh thank goodness. Glass, not polycarbonate. That would've totally killed it for me.
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Glass, not polycarbonate. That would've totally killed it for me.
What's wrong with polycarbonate?
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Oh, blame it on bureaucrats... On a sidenote, AFAIK there is no objection to polycarbonate or any other sorts of plexiglass for motorcycle windshields.
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It was meant to be a hybrid.
i remember when in a magazine (Popular Science?) It had the original Aptera on the cover with "300mpg vehicle" on it. It was supposed to be either a plug-in hybrid or EV depending on your options. I also vaguely recall the very first prototype having a diesel engine.

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What's wrong with polycarbonate?
According to those at Aptera they'd only use polycarbonate if they could find a coating that makes it as good as glass.

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