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Old 12-08-2020, 12:45 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Aptera plugs in, has a huge boot and claims 100w/km. It's as wide as a Model S and as long as a 3.

Much of the boot space in a conventional car is lost to the suspension towers so Aptera is probably closer to a full size boot than it first appears. Just another way in which current car designs are inefficient.

Cost appears competitive for the performance and range.
It's much easier to accomplish surprising utility when the class of vehicle is exempt from many safety requirements imposed on 4-wheeled vehicles.

If anyone wants to gamble, I'm willing to bet $100 the company will not be selling vehicles 6 years from now.

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Old 12-08-2020, 12:48 PM   #12 (permalink)
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If anyone wants to gamble, I'm willing to bet $100 the company will not be selling vehicles 6 years from now.
Hmm...meaning none are produced in the meantime or that they will be belly up within 6 years?
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Old 12-08-2020, 12:53 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Hmm...meaning none are produced in the meantime or that they will be belly up within 6 years?
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Old 12-08-2020, 01:08 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I like the design. Does anybody know if they have a working prototype or is it just CG graphics?
They probably still have the Aptera 2 Series molds from 2008-2013. The Aptera 3, updated with newest motors, batteries, inlaid flexible solar array film, LED lighting, cameras, and original owners taking it back with crowdfunding campaign. Hoping a much better reintroduction and success of that sexy body, especially in the upcoming Green New Deal era.

...still so unique, the owners could try the Shark Tank, for viral marketing and serious partnerships.

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Old 12-08-2020, 03:28 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Sounds like aptera 3, the search for more money.
If they ever produce anything it will be over in china.
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If Star Trek and Star Fleet Academy envisage an Aptera in the future. It would probably be an old and rare 'classic car' by then. https://media.aintitcool.com/media/l...rekSetBig4.JPG
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Old 12-08-2020, 05:02 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Please please please can I invest or put down a large deposit?
They're taking $100 deposits, like Arcimoto FUV and Tesla Cybertruck. But the latter two are publically traded.

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Hmm. I wonder if turning the insight in to a trike would make much difference, aerodynamically. I suppose without the front wheels sticking out, it would look more like an XR3. A bit.

I missed out on an incomplete XR3 being sold locally, for $1500....
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Old 12-08-2020, 05:20 PM   #18 (permalink)
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If that was CG, it was dang impressive.

Hmm. I wonder if turning the insight in to a trike would make much difference, aerodynamically. I suppose without the front wheels sticking out, it would look more like an XR3. A bit.

I missed out on an incomplete XR3 being sold locally, for $1500. I was quite upset at the time. Still annoys me.
There was the “Dolphin” Insight that was a 3 wheel conversion

Had pretty excellent specs from what I remember

https://www.diyelectriccar.com/threa...phin-ev.70278/
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It's much easier to accomplish surprising utility when the class of vehicle is exempt from many safety requirements imposed on 4-wheeled vehicles.

If anyone wants to gamble, I'm willing to bet $100 the company will not be selling vehicles 6 years from now.
The wheel count is somewhere between car and bike, so it shouldn't be a surprise that functionality (safety etc) is somewhere in the middle too.
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Old 12-08-2020, 11:48 PM   #20 (permalink)
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There was the “Dolphin” Insight that was a 3 wheel conversion

Had pretty excellent specs from what I remember

https://www.diyelectriccar.com/threa...phin-ev.70278/
Close, but...it's a Geo Metro. And it still has 4 wheels.

https://ecomodder.com/blog/dave-clou...lphin/?pid=143

I was thinking something more refined and less...long.

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