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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by maxvintage, Feb 25, 2021.
Three barrel format - good
Tummy cut - IDK
We are Devo!
I wonder how well it holds up against my 5 MPG Hummer in a crash.
Yeah, that’s gonna leave a mark.
im wondering how it holds up to a 50mph wind gust. Imagine the cabin noise? I bet that thing sounds like it’s being ripped apart by banshees on the inside. I’m all for innovation, but that’s an upside down storage tote on a tricycle,
Off the grid and can barely run a 6L6 amp at the end of the day. Besides, no way could that thing could inch worm it's way up our rock, mud, ice and snowy road. Fail even before we talk about aesthetics.
I like its styling, and the overall concept, but, and this is a great big but, they've been taking "pre-orders" since at least 2012. I know because that was when I first took notice of them.
It looks like a three-wheeled Ady Gil.
And like the Ady Gil, it’s probably not safe to be in when it crashes into something.
I think one of those was displayed in Cleveland at the 1936 Great Lakes Expositiion.
It has sort of a retro vibe. I’d look one over.
I wonder if you could remove the electric stuff and drop a 454 cu. in. Chevy in it?
They claim that because the wind resistance is extremely low it's very quiet inside. The low drag is why they can get up to 1000 miles on a charge.
They also claim the body is engineered like a formula 1 car, for safety, but it hasn't been tested yet.
Solar charging via onboard panels on the roof and hood. They clam you can get over for miles of range per day just from the onboard solar panels.
They offer an "off-road" package: "More ground clearance and tougher wheel covers so you can take your Aptera off-road."
And it has an "all wheel drive" option. Who knows?
My wife has like a 10 mile drive to work. She parks in a big open parking lot. She would never have to plug the thing in, ever.
It’s probably built with three wheels so that it can be classified as a motorcycle and avoid the tougher safety standards for cars. Things like air bags and crumple zones would add too much weight and besides, who needs safety?
They claim three wheels because it reduces drag dramatically.
"We will not know Aptera's actual rating until we pass a production vehicle through the full safety test. But we are designing to exceed all passenger car standards and the previous version had the highest roof crush strength of all passenger cars on the road, and it performed exceedingly well in actual side and frontal crash tests. Aptera features a Formula One-inspired safety cell with advanced composites and metal structures for impact strength. Similar to aerospace and racing, these energy-absorbing methods are a core part of our safety strategy and have proven effective time and time again in high speed impacts."
It looks like half an airplane, I like it!
Jeez you must be on a hair trigger!
I wouldn't park that monstrosity in my driveway much less be seen driving it, even if you paid me.
This view makes me think of Mr. Bean...
Those fender skirts look like they are excessively low. I would be afraid to pull into my modest driveway for fear of bottoming out.
A friend seems more and more correct that the right sort of e-assist bicycle is the best new mouse trap for simple transportation aid. He got one when another friend got his Tesla. It can carry a lot as far as errands and getting to work. with no or little sweat it got him to the office about same time as car in traffic. Peddling hard after work gets him a workout.