<div>It seems like a lot of people have questions about how the Aptera will handle certain kinds of inclement driving conditions. I live in Southeast Alaska, where we have every kind of rain and snow, black ice, high winds, mountain roads, etc. I’m thinking it might be fun to pop a GoPro on the Aptera (once received) and film how it handles the worst of what nature can throw at it and the “daily driver” experience up here. </div>
What sorts of things would you want to know about Aptera’s performance in this climate and find interesting to watch on video?
For identical driving behavior, the more drive wheels you have, the less tire wear you will see with this EV.
Each wheel is 67hp. Nothing changes at each drive wheel, with more or less, do not equate this to an ICE (and other EV) vehicle with more hp makes you faster because power is centralized. If you accelerate in an Aptera FWD 0-60 in 5.5s, you wear out your front tires the same as when AWD 0-60 in 3.5s. Yes, the rear tire takes some wear with AWD, but you just equalized them so you can change them as a set …
Given this car will be a handful with AWD, imagine accelerating to 100mph and stopping in a span of a block, I suspect you will be less likely to use the maximum power of each wheel, than you will in an FWD. Sure, you may floor it once in a while you show off, but under normal driving I hazard a guess you will get more tire mileage, not less.
Totally agree there Mark, on the even AWD tire wear. With FWD, your single rear non driving/non steering “slave” wheel, will always have thicker threads. Imagine upon tire rotation time, one of the front tires will have a thicker thread. One of the many reasons why I pre opted for an AWD (and ORK; though I live in SoCal). Albeit since I will be retiring to MI, the AWD feature will be very useful to me. Future proofing my Aptera, for a very long term ownership use..