Foot Pedals

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Aptera Community Aptera Discussions Foot Pedals

  • Foot Pedals

     Joseph DelVecchio updated 13 minutes ago 14 Members · 18 Posts
  • Jonathan Reni

    Member
    September 17, 2022 at 7:54 am

    I’m curious what you guys think about the pedals in the Gamma vehicle. Personally I find the huge plus and minus to be a bit cartoonish, though I can see how it is endearing to others. I can live with the +- but not the colors. My preference would be a metal or metallic looking pedal. If they decide to go with wood, i hope there will be an option for a dark grey grip tape instead of green and red. For me, and taking the yoke design into account as well, its just a bit too much. Worst case, ill just change out the grip tape myself. What do you guys think?

  • Len Nowak

    Moderator
    September 17, 2022 at 8:03 am

    I like them although not seen easily. I had to look down to them

    But I like to hear others feelings

    Did you know the dark area around those pedals are up cycled skateboard material?

    Delta coming! Energy rising!!

  • Paul Kirchner

    Member
    September 17, 2022 at 8:20 am

    Put me in the + column. + means I like them.

  • Joshua Rosen

    Member
    September 17, 2022 at 8:24 am

    I don’t like their size, too small. Pedals are always longer than those and that’s for a reason, doesn’t make sense to shorten them. As for the color or the + -, why would anyone care about that, nobody is looking at their feet when driving.

    • Paul Kirchner

      Member
      September 17, 2022 at 8:26 am

      Good point about the length.

  • Dan Stevens

    Member
    September 17, 2022 at 8:25 am

    I can’t remember the last time I actually looked at the pedals of a car when I drive it.

    This means 2 things to me: The colors, while great for a statement, probably won’t have much overall impact.

    And the second thing is, if I don’t see them or look at them, why complicate production with them? I know some people want them, so absolutely could be a choice in an order, or better, put the color ones on but include non-color ones for owners to swap to if they want. A bit of low cost personalization.

    My bigger concern, maybe not valid, but if these are wood, how long will they last?

    • Paul Schultz

      Member
      September 17, 2022 at 10:00 am

      @Dan Stevens, my thoughts exactly.

  • Kevin Bradbury

    Member
    September 17, 2022 at 8:36 am

    I like them and they are a close representation of the Gamma rendering. I also like the up cycled nature of the materials. My only preference would have been a silvery metallic inlay of the symbols instead of the painted colors.

    • Dennis Swaney

      Member
      September 17, 2022 at 8:55 am

      Perhaps they didn’t have time being pushed by a fixed deadline (“Fully Charged”) and just did a little whimsey.

      For those who did not like them, remember you can always replace them with something else. Ditto if you DID like them and the production model DOESN’T have them, just make your own out of an old skateboard. Speaking of skateboards, 60 years ago we made them out of lumber and one skate from a pair of skates. I made one using a 2 x 4!

      • Kevin Bradbury

        Member
        September 17, 2022 at 9:15 am

        I remember the sound of those metal wheels clacking on the sidewalk gaps, and then the scraping sound as they locked up on that little pebble, and then the thudding, gushy sounds that your knee makes as it skids across the concrete, and then the words that spring forth that will get you a paddling even as your knee oozes and swells.

        Ah, the good ole days.😄

        • Dennis Swaney

          Member
          September 17, 2022 at 9:28 am

          Yes, a steep downgrade, a pebble, and the law of inertia! A true learning experience.

  • Sam Adams

    Member
    September 17, 2022 at 9:53 am

    Aluminum would be much lighter, especially if made longer.

  • Paul Kirchner

    Member
    September 17, 2022 at 10:25 am

    As usual, Aptera Owners Club delivers from the horse’s mouth.

    Very little of the materials inside are production intent. Gamma is just a snapshot.

    The pedals are still in flux

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1D3Aqk6OME

    • John Wiley

      Member
      September 17, 2022 at 10:54 am

      Well, given that Jaime and others at Aptera are keeping an eye on our posts – I guess I’ll chime in. Plus, minus, red, green – doesn’t matter. Like some of you have already stated, I don’t look down while driving. I don’t think I even look down while getting in or out. However, I care a great deal about how they feel under my feet, how easy it is to jump my foot from one to the, that they are designed and positioned to minimize fatigue and how they hold up over time, particularly for a car that should easily go longer than 50 years. Heavy aluminum pedals with well-secured replaceable foot pads is my vote.

  • Bob Kirchner

    Member
    September 17, 2022 at 11:21 am

    I don’t mind the +/- or the colours or the materials. My concern about the Gamma version is the shape and positioning. A long, narrow, curved accelerator pedal is more ergonomic than a flat disk. As proposed in Gamma, it could cause leg strain.

  • Michael Kahlow

    Member
    September 17, 2022 at 12:47 pm

    I’m hoping the final version loses them, and that the accelerator pedal is a little more standard sized. As for the color, there’s a reason car pedals are black – they’re just going to get smudged & dirty.

    • Curtis Cibinel

      Member
      September 17, 2022 at 12:58 pm

      A more traditional shape or even color is definitely possible. Personally I feel like the + and – is the key design element but it could be done as an emboss on a black or metal metal of any shape.

  • Joseph DelVecchio

    Member
    September 30, 2022 at 9:44 am

    I think they should be more traditionally shaped. The +/- are ok, but they shouldn’t be colored. It makes the vehicle look to much like a toy and takes away from the more elegant aspects of the interior’s design elements. Alos, anyone else worried that the bungee cord cup holders are too shallow? Overall, Gamma looks amazing though.

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