Fan Art for Aptera Sedan, Crossover, Truck, Van, Etc

Aptera Community Aptera Discussions Fan Art for Aptera Sedan, Crossover, Truck, Van, Etc

Aptera Community Aptera Discussions Fan Art for Aptera Sedan, Crossover, Truck, Van, Etc

  • Fan Art for Aptera Sedan, Crossover, Truck, Van, Etc

  • Peter Jorgensen

    Member
    June 15, 2022 at 7:18 am

    I created a rough design for a small aerodynamic vehicle (2 seat, 4 wheel, narrower “European” version if you will) based on some of the solar racers. Thoughts?

    • Curtis Cibinel

      Member
      June 15, 2022 at 11:49 am

      If they add a 4th wheel they don’t need to narrow for europe (standards atleast). For europe if they eliminate the center console and pull the wheel pods ~1 inch each they can be under 2m with the current three wheel design (alternatively a narrower center console and worse aerodynamics with 2.5 inch closer wheels). Given smaller market the pack physical layouts would need to be mounted differently and be smaller (perhaps no 1000 mile). They obviously would want to reuse as much of the current vehicle as possible.

      • Peter Jorgensen

        Member
        June 15, 2022 at 12:53 pm

        Yeah – this is a totally different design based on the solar racer design (Which is actually super skinny and tall but looks better in that side picture).

        Also, it might be worth building a 1+2 seating layout with a center driver position for some of these ideas.

        • Curtis Cibinel

          Member
          June 15, 2022 at 1:36 pm

          I would expect the european version to be as close as possible and using as many of the same parts as possible. While these designs are interesting I would expect then to make as subtle of changes that they can.

          Your designs are definitely a potential direction for things in future vehicles although I’m not sure how effectively suspension can operate in such a design. Solar racers don’t care about real world suspension or turning radius.

        • Peter Jorgensen

          Member
          June 15, 2022 at 2:30 pm

          True – A lot of this sort of thing would be dependent on movable wheel covers (Like used in the Ecomodding community) to get the wheel articulation needed. It will be interesting to see what develops in the future.

  • Guy SKEER

    Member
    June 15, 2022 at 7:21 am

    How about an APTERA Riff on the Nissan Deltawing Design? Single-Seater

  • Peter Jorgensen

    Member
    June 15, 2022 at 7:34 am

    A sedan design! The offroad/crossover and Sedan share the same body – the only difference is wheel size and lift. There are also two versions – A “Wagon” with a tall tail and a “sedan” with a thin tail. All are 4 door 4/5 seat with a generous trunk.

  • Peter Jorgensen

    Member
    June 15, 2022 at 7:35 am

    The Offroad Spec Wagon

  • Peter Jorgensen

    Member
    June 15, 2022 at 7:37 am

    A van design – Shared body and suspension with the truck. Can come from the same mold with the same doors, shell, wheel fairings, etc.

  • Peter Jorgensen

    Member
    June 15, 2022 at 7:39 am

    The Offroad Spec Van and Truck – Shared suspension and body shape between truck and van. The truck has an accordian style rear solar cover on the bed – just like the EdisonFuture truck.

  • Peter Jorgensen

    Member
    June 15, 2022 at 7:40 am

    A standard truck design – Shared shape, suspension, etc with the van. Showcasing a solar bed cover like the EdisonFuture.

  • Peter Jorgensen

    Member
    June 15, 2022 at 7:41 am

    A general overview of some various truck and van configurations including trailers.

    Cybertruck for scale.

  • Peter Jorgensen

    Member
    June 15, 2022 at 7:43 am

    A small bus platform – Useful for long range delivery vehicles, RVs (Showing foldout solar hatches) and even small RV trailers.
    The trailer uses the same body, doors, etc as the bus and other platforms to reduce the number of molds needed.

  • Peter Jorgensen

    Member
    June 15, 2022 at 7:45 am

    A massive earthroamer. This is the midsized bus platform with bigger tires, more clearance, and a chunky spare strapped to the back. Foldout solar hatches could be included also.

  • Adam Zimmerman

    Member
    June 15, 2022 at 10:20 am

    I thought I read that the air is too dirty behind the front wheels to support this design for the back wheels at anything close to the efficiency of the current design

  • Peter Jorgensen

    Member
    July 14, 2022 at 11:11 am
  • Matt Gleason

    Member
    July 15, 2022 at 8:09 am

    Any possibility of making a sedan design that uses wheels on struts for the front, as the original does, and possibly back?

    Edit: a fun modification to your larger designs would be a retractable rear diffuser like the Mercedes EQXX concept

    • This reply was modified 3 weeks, 3 days ago by  Matt Gleason.
    • Peter Jorgensen

      Member
      July 15, 2022 at 10:03 am

      Wheels on struts – as in external pod wheels in pants like on the Aptera?

    • Curtis Cibinel

      Member
      July 15, 2022 at 2:51 pm

      I doubt it. To be more practical as a family vehicle they will likely use more standard designs queues (probably a “hot hatch”). Really good aero wheels could help. I expect a design akin to the old Mercedes-Benz bionic (box fish inspired) to maximize drag coefficient without major waste of space. 88inches wide is a controversial limitation of the current design (catfish inspired).

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hl91S1XTKV0

  • GLENN ZAJIC

    Member
    July 15, 2022 at 1:27 pm

    Don’t know why they would do that. One of their biggest issues with the current design is width.

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