Is there a frunk?

Aptera Community Aptera Discussions Is there a frunk?

Aptera Community Aptera Discussions Is there a frunk?

  • Is there a frunk?

     Francis Giroux updated 2 months ago 12 Members · 15 Posts
  • Joshua Rosen

    Member
    September 20, 2021 at 1:52 pm

    I don’t see any mention of a frunk, will it have one?

  • BRUCE MENGLER

    Member
    September 20, 2021 at 1:53 pm

    There is no frunk on the Aptera.

  • kerbe2705

    Member
    September 20, 2021 at 1:59 pm

    FYI – This is the sort of thing that can be “searched” on the FAQ spreadsheet.

    Aptera’s power electronics and HVAC system are housed under the hood (bonnet) and there is, as Bruce stated, no plan for the vehicle to have “frunk” storage. There’s really no need as just about half of the body-length is a storage area.

  • Peter Jorgensen

    Member
    September 20, 2021 at 2:20 pm

    Nope!

    Or if there is any frunk it will be very small and not have any room for luggage. Best case maybe room for some charging adapters or something like that.

    • Francis Giroux

      Member
      April 26, 2022 at 11:05 am

      I see very little space up front for storage space, and I haven’t seen the air conditioner yet. Why spend all the engineering and extra weight to mechanize a functionally safe “hood, latch and lock” and compartment, when a few screws can hold that lid down and keep from over-crowding the components under it. The picture of a frunk with Jay Leno left all the functional components so crammed in that you couldn’t work on it all without removing the frunk compartment. Keep it simple stupid (KISS).

  • Len Nowak Nowak

    Moderator
    September 20, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    When I was there I saw the Noir frunk area and nothing was designed for planned storage

    BTW

    It appears the hood will open forward too ( I think my old 72 Datsun 240Z opened that way!)

    I was told “if “ they end up with any storage room there it will be e extremely small

    They are only finishing alpha vehicles, so ????

    If it holds and obscures my stored backpack/ ipad I’d be happy!

    • Francis Giroux

      Member
      April 26, 2022 at 11:09 am

      I would expect to hide the backpack under one of the two opening floor panels behind the seats, or get the full solar package and build a bulkhead/curtain behind the seats.

  • Anonymous

    Deleted User
    September 20, 2021 at 6:11 pm

    Does this mean that there is storage in the front compartment also? This would be cool if this were the case.

    #cantwaitforit

    • kerbe2705

      Member
      September 20, 2021 at 9:47 pm

      What do you mean by “front compartment”?

  • John Malcom

    Member
    September 20, 2021 at 7:02 pm

    Once again, emphasis on efficiency – no wasted space up front. 25 cubic feat of storage in the back. Reminds me of the form factor of my gen 1 Honda Insight

  • Preston of Rockville

    Member
    April 21, 2022 at 2:53 am

    On one of the Jay Leno’s garage episodes on YouTube they show a small box at the “frunk” that they mention a small box to store the rear tent, of course this could have changed since it aired. It begins at the 13:35 point. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsYyJJFYRvc&t=136s

    • kerbe2705

      Member
      April 22, 2022 at 10:10 pm

      This Alpha doesn’t have AC, heating or functional solar – so there’s room under the hood…

  • Gary Greenway

    Member
    April 23, 2022 at 1:53 pm

    Some stuff under the hood. There will be more crammed in there too. This is viewed from the rear.

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by  Gary Greenway.
  • Boz O’Clown

    Member
    April 23, 2022 at 3:59 pm

    I guess the production Aptera will have no frunk. But it does have a runk.

    • Curtis Cibinel

      Member
      April 23, 2022 at 6:36 pm

      Especially with the leftover battery space (for options under 100 kw) the lack of a frunk (if that turns out to be true) is meh. I need a space for my emergency shovel, folding chair and first aid kit despite using them rarely. Those wont all fit in the alpha frunk anyway. Personally I’ll probably space the seats up a little since both me and my wife are 5’7″ and its designed for far taller. This also makes for some under seat space and a more comfortable position.

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