Interior dimensions and capacities

Aptera Community Aptera Discussions Interior dimensions and capacities

Aptera Community Aptera Discussions Interior dimensions and capacities

  • Interior dimensions and capacities

     John Voules updated 4 days, 21 hours ago 32 Members · 45 Posts
  • Bob Kirchner

    Member
    September 14, 2022 at 2:31 pm

    The floor of the shell slopes down as it moves forward, starting from I’d guess about two thirds of the distance from the hatch to the seats. There have been proposals to make these volumes (two of them, split by the center tunnel) accessible through hatches in the trunk floor. We’ll see what happens. The volumes are oddly shaped and not very large.

  • Elias Fowler

    Member
    September 17, 2022 at 10:07 am

    Does anyone know if there will be a way to secure grocery bags (both paper or plastic) from sliding around the gigantic trunk/sliding into the front area? Seems like have a way to partition off the trunk into smaller sections, or having many different cargo nets would be a must to keep bags/backpacks…etc. from sliding everywhere.

  • Curtis Cibinel

    Member
    September 17, 2022 at 10:18 am

    They confirmed at fully charged it will have cargo hooks (when talking about pet kit). This was in the Drive the Lightning video today.

  • Paul Kirchner

    Member
    September 17, 2022 at 10:32 am

    There will be storage under the rear panel

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

  • Matthew Adams

    Member
    December 5, 2022 at 10:17 am

    So I’m 6’3″ and very curious to know where to find more information about interior.

    I’m mostly torso so… vehicles similar in size are not always the best fit. Really hoping that this is comfortable for those of us vertically challenged in higher elevations.

  • Len Nowak

    Moderator
    December 5, 2022 at 10:54 am
  • S Patterson

    Member
    January 24, 2023 at 11:00 pm

    In the Launch Edition video, the entire back deck of the trunk is smooth and flat. That’s great for boxes, but… How do I keep things from bouncing around when I hit a speed hump?

    Especially any furry friends. I was hoping for some anchor points along the deck, especially at the front and back, to strap things down to.

    -Crissa

  • Thomas Bushaw

    Member
    January 24, 2023 at 11:39 pm
  • Gabriel Kemeny

    Moderator
    January 25, 2023 at 5:08 am

    In the updated LE video the “final” dimensions are listed:

  • Eric Hansen

    Member
    January 25, 2023 at 7:13 am

    Happy to have reserved an Aptera as it seems like an ideal car for me. I only did so, over a year ago, when the Aptera team said it would be “big enough for basketball players”.

    Is that 34″ depicted in the LE video measuring seat height or headroom?

    If they’re measuring headroom the car won’t fit 40% of adults! The Honda Insight publishes a headroom of 39.3″ and I found that to be very tight. Looking out the front my eyeline is barely below the sun visors. So, depending on what Aptera is measuring I may not be physically able to fit in their vehicle. I am tall but at +2.87SD I am not unreasonably tall, and certainly not “basketball player” tall.

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  • John Voules

    Member
    January 25, 2023 at 7:19 am

    I believe that is the actual seat itself. The seat allows for greater headroom as you slide the seat back….it is on a track that lower the whole seat.

  • Hee-Choon Lee

    Member
    January 25, 2023 at 8:51 am

    Looks more like a vertical distance from bottom of seat to the ceiling. However, every person I have seen sitting on an alpha or gamma prototype sits reclined as in a low 2 seater sports car that this is. So, ot is very likely that you will fit – not bolt upright but leaning back.

    • kerbe2705

      Member
      January 25, 2023 at 10:40 pm

      @Hee-Choon Lee You’re absolutely correct: 34″ is the vertical measurement from the top of the seat cushion straight up to the headliner. No tall person will ever sit bolt-upright – they will have the seatback comfortably angled.

      @Eric Hansen Remember, we’ve seen video of 6’5″ Jack Scarlett sitting comfortably in the Gamma prototype – and he has a VERY long torso, compared to his leg-length.

  • Scott

    Member
    January 25, 2023 at 11:13 pm

    That is a good clarifying question, Eric. The video appears to show a measurement from seat cushion to headliner. However, a 34″ erect sitting height equates to only a 5th-10th percentile US male (depending upon which database you reference). That means 90-95% of US males have a sitting height greater than 34″.

    There may be some additional space from seat cushion compression and seat recline. Nonetheless, 34″ would be quite tight and dependent upon significant seat recline. Since we have seen apparently 95th+ percentile height people sit in the vehicle (who presumably had around 95th+ percentile sitting height, though that does not actually always directly correlate to standing height), it makes me wonder if that 34″ dimension is actually from seat cushion to top of the seat headrest or such. There is clearly a dimension there that is actually greater than 34″ to provide the total headroom envelope needed to accommodate all the people we saw sit in the Aptera at Fully Charged and elsewhere.

    For reference, a 95th percentile US male is about 38-39″ sitting height (again depending upon the database).

    • John Voules

      Member
      January 26, 2023 at 5:57 am

      I think everyone is approaching this in the wrong way. 1st and foremost the seat is not at a constant height…moving the seat forward or aft changes that. Let’s maybe come to the realization that the measurement given was wrong. I will ask APTERA team for clarification.

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