According to US safety regulations, only “Group 0” infant carriers can be used with only an ISOFIX mount: All other child carriers must use BOTH seat belts and ISOFIX.
Although the storage deck will be lower in the beta prototype, there’s not a great deal of distance between the deck and the inner roof of the alphas, nor is there leg room between the seat backs and the deck.
In the state of Florida a child below the age of 12 can not sit in the “Front” seats of a car. They must sit in the “Back” seats. Even if there was a third seat Between the current driver and passenger seat in an Aptera, a child under 12 could not sit in it.
Ive been following this car for a while. I would pre-order right now, if there was a child seat. It’s not practical being a father with a car that I can’t transport my daughter in. Please release a child seat model some day and you will have my business!
It’s really not intended to be a practical family vehicle: Aptera is an experiment to see just how far the boundaries of efficiency can be pushed. Lessons learned from the 2-seater will, hopefully, inform Aptera’s future – larger – vehicles.
Hey Ryan! Our 3-wheeled, 2 seater Aptera is just the tip of the spear. This is the biggest impact we could possibly have to start with— a leap forward. But it doesn’t end here. Look out for next innovations through our website and social media channels. We plan to expand seating options in the upcoming years as we continue to lead the movement of solar mobility. Our tech is easily extended to larger vehicles with great results and we look forward to having a model compatible with a child seat in the future. It’s exciting to share the road ahead with you! We can’t wait to launch our first product and will design larger versions in the future.
I don’t think that would be permitted. The regulations for child and infant car seats in autocycles vary state by state and Canadian province. At least one state doesn’t allow anyone under 12 to ride in an autocycle. Some (or all due to federal regulations?) forbid child seats in the front seats of cars.