Aptera as dinghy

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  • Aptera as dinghy

     Bob Kirchner updated 2 weeks ago 3 Members · 3 Posts
  • John Forde

    Member
    July 24, 2022 at 2:56 pm

    I am wondering if Aptera can be towed by lifting the rear wheel and towing it facing backwards. It seems to be an ideal ‘dinghy’ for behind a van or motorhome.

    Could the steering be ‘locked’ straight?

    Will freewheeling the front wheels be technically possible?

  • Tim Dean

    Member
    July 24, 2022 at 3:43 pm

    Permanent magnet motors turn into generators when towed so Aptera must be driven or trailered. Room for more stuff on the trailer with your Aptera anyway. There may be a way around this but why when trailers don’t add mileage to the vehicle riding on it.

  • Bob Kirchner

    Member
    July 24, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    It would be more likely to work if you towed a two-motor Aptera with its front wheels on the dolly and the rear wheel rolling free. The problem would be finding a dolly wide enough to handle Aptera’s full 88 inches.

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