Do You Expect A Radio In Your Aptera?
As a retired former broadcasting technician, one of the reasons I retired a little earlier than I planned, was I saw the writing on the wall. Legacy broadcasting on both TV and Radio are going the way of newspapers, not gone, but dying a very slow death. That said, some people (mostly over 50 like me), still expect a traditional AM/FM radios as part of their infotainment system. Tesla has recently ditched the radio altogether, with this quote from theirr FAQ “<strong style=”font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; letter-spacing: 0px;”>Is anything removed with the Infotainment Upgrade?
Yes. You will no longer have access to AM, FM or Sirius XM radio. The upgraded infotainment system is not compatible with the original radio tuner that came equipped on your vehicle. You will still have access to internet radio and music streaming, including streaming over Bluetooth®.”
Do you want or expect a radio in your Aptera? The specs for their infotainment system have yet to be released, but even if it does have a radio, it will probably be FM only. AM is a much lower frequency medium with a greatly reduced bandwidth compared to FM and as such, electric motors interfere with their reception. Many of you probably don’t care, but others may not even be aware of this, that’s why I created this post.