As a current Hyundai Ioniq owner who is having to occasionally manually actuate the charging connector (there is a pull cable to do this) while I wait for what is a globally scarce part to arrive I am encouraged by the dedication to repairability and parts availability.
I am however also interested in repair free robustness. Aptera has an advantage over my current car, as a dead charging port does not brick the car. So my question is what is the minimal set of functioning parts that still lets you drive 10 miles (as an approximation of what will get you out of the worst of most situations)? Ideally this would be the battery, power electronics and one motor.
I would be interested in hearing about Aptera’s FMEA analysis, any redundancy around critical systems, and durability analysis of the things that brick the car when they fail.