Child seat ?Posted by jrg-hucklenbroich on September 15, 2021 at 5:49 am
I’d be very happy, if Aptera could be bought with an additional seat for children. At least an Isofix system should be included to fix a children’s seat.
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- ModeratorSeptember 15, 2021 at 6:19 am
They said it could be something to revisit but in a later iteration of the Aptera
The “Aptera model” production start should allow them to move toward other > two seat configurations/vehicles.
- MemberSeptember 15, 2021 at 8:07 am
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.
- MemberNovember 23, 2021 at 9:08 pm
As opposed to an additional seat, is the passenger seat approved for child seats?
- MemberNovember 23, 2021 at 9:24 pm
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.
- MemberJanuary 4, 2022 at 8:19 pm
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!
- MemberFebruary 17, 2022 at 8:16 pm
I’d buy the Aptera if it had a third seat for a child in the back. Love the car but it’s not practical for a family of three at the moment.
- MemberFebruary 17, 2022 at 8:34 pm
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.
- AdministratorFebruary 18, 2022 at 9:10 am
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.
- MemberAugust 21, 2022 at 4:49 pm
I searched “child seats” but found nothing. The question I have is, will the passenger seat accommodate an infant / toddler child seat?
- MemberAugust 21, 2022 at 5:09 pm
Aptera is not designed to accommodate a child seat. Also it is likely that a child seat in an autocycle/motorcycle vehicle, would not be legal in most, if not all jurisdictions.
- MemberAugust 21, 2022 at 5:52 pm
Here in Washington state you have to be 8 years old to ride in an autocycle
- MemberDecember 23, 2022 at 11:38 am
Is it possible or do gov regs not allow for there to be anchors for car seats just behind the front seats.
- ModeratorDecember 23, 2022 at 12:21 pm
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.
Here is more info:
It is also not recommended by doctors: