Left foot accelerator

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Aptera Community Aptera Discussions Left foot accelerator

  • Left foot accelerator

  • Duane Lewis

    Member
    December 8, 2021 at 8:48 am

    Can a left foot accelerator device be installed? Two types exist . One requires drilling holes. The other, weight and friction.

  • my_discord_number_is_0328 bloody stupid

    Member
    December 8, 2021 at 2:05 pm

    its electronic switch so it should be doable as aftermarket thing, at least as long as ur not on race track b/c i dont think there are screw holes available, just a owrm screw to push outward thus clamp onto the surfaces of cars interioir. at least pushing om verticaly on surfaces can help, the horizontal side toward the door maybe too curved to get a grip onto it.

  • Duane Lewis

    Member
    December 9, 2021 at 1:38 am

    Maybe I should clarify. The device is called a left foot “gas” pedal. I called it “accelerator” because well… I used the forum because e-mails have gone unanswered. If a left foot pedal won’t work, I’ll have to cancel my order. I may need to cancel if my questions are ignored. I’m not buying something I can’t use.

    • Oz (It’s Oz, just Oz)

      Member
      December 9, 2021 at 5:27 am

      Duane, the forums are not totally followed by Aptera at this time, any advice/answers that you receive here should not be considered official (Unless actually answered by Aptera itself.) or in some cases even correct or relevant. Your best option is to continue to Email info@aptera.us and wait for a relevant answer. Their team is still small at this time, and they have a lot on their plate, so it may be a long process.

      • Duane Lewis

        Member
        December 9, 2021 at 11:35 pm

        I didn’t think about whether Aptera followed the forum or not. I emailed first because I didn’t think anyone in the forum would know. How could they? My first email was replied to with “great questions….”, and something about addressing them in either FAQ or forum. I waited and occasionally searched. I emailed a few months later and got a basic (as it turns out) form reply that the staff was looking into it. I finally asked here because I had no other alternative. I won’t go into details about my life but I think this vehicle is an amazing idea and it would put my money where my mouth is, so to speak. (I’m not like the dreaded Tesla fan boys. I’ve never said a word to anyone about Aptera. If I’m unable to get one, I won’t be considered full of hot air.) And speaking of money, it’s a tremendous amount for me. My anxiety levels are a bit high.

    • Riley ________________________________

      Member
      December 9, 2021 at 6:36 am

      Have you purchased others cars with this option? My guess if you end up getting an answer direct from aptera would be to assist with connecting you with a mechanic or perhaps charging you to use their in house mechanic to install it. Whatever happens it doesn’t hurt to hold on to your reservation. They are currently understaffed in the customer service department and havent answered questions in a timely manner.

      • Duane Lewis

        Member
        December 9, 2021 at 11:48 pm

        No, vehicles do not come with this option. I’ve had to add them. I didn’t add links because I’ve received replies that links are ignored due to the possibilities that they contain a virus. Besides a simple search will take you right to the various options on Amazon.

    • Joshua Rosen

      Member
      December 9, 2021 at 7:41 am

      Until there are actual cars that can be test driven nobody can determine if the car will fit their requirements even for those who need no special accommodations. As Riley suggested it can’t hurt to hold onto the reservation and then pose your question to them when they are ready to ship cars which will be late next year. They will have more people on staff by then which will improve your chances of getting an answer. I’d also give them some links to some of these devices because chances are the people receiving your inquiry have no idea what a left foot accelerator looks like.

  • Guy SKEER

    Member
    December 9, 2021 at 7:47 am

    Because the Aptera “Throttle” (Archaic Term!) is “Fly By Wire” controlled, You could have a Control Wheel Grip (Trigger or Twist)Thrust Control Like that found on a Ski-Doo, or a Kneepad Thrust Control (Like a Singer Sewing machine), a Sip and Puff Control input, Or something else!

    The Aptera could Be a Very handy Machine for The Handicapped: Ease of Sliding in as No Sill To Get over, and just about the right height as well, with little Lifting or Lowering required. Electric Boosted Steering could go Full Electric for Joystick or Wobble Pad, or even Space Shuttle-esque Joystick with Four or More Axes of Control. Ever See Charles Krauthammer’s transport Van Control Setup?

    ANOTHER Demographic Satisfied/Pleased/encouraged to Purchase!

    • Duane Lewis

      Member
      December 10, 2021 at 12:09 am

      Now, THAT’S an intriguing answer. One of my tricycles, aka trikes, has a joystick. They’re called Windcheetah and were handmade in England. The last owner somehow messed up and for some reason nobody bought the business. He just went silent and left buyers hanging. The trikes are hands down the best and the joystick action is phenomenal after you adapt to it. I’m not engineering enough to figure out how Aptera would incorporate a joystick on a left or right side. I have some thoughts based on my trike. I’d absolutely love it.

      • Guy SKEER

        Member
        December 10, 2021 at 4:29 am

        Hey There, Duane!

        Are You a “Bent” Rider? I am Presently in early negotiations of an EVO One R Purchase…We’ll see If I end up with a Trike, Towing a (Trailered) Aero Trike Recumbent! Both will be EVs, as an Old Fahrt (Great German Malaprop! and Double Entendre!), I won’t get to 100+ KPH without some ( OK, MASSIVE) Electron Flow!

        AHA! I noticed Your “AVATAR”! You Are!

        • Duane Lewis

          Member
          December 11, 2021 at 2:23 am

          Hi Guy, yes, that’s my ClucSport #708. Affectionately called “Baby”.

          Now, about that EVO. Wow, I don’t believe I’ve ever seen a velo. Surely I would remember it if I did. If you are able to get one, I’d enjoy a photo and your thoughts on how it performs. Have you owned or ridden one before?

          • Guy SKEER

            Member
            December 11, 2021 at 5:29 am

            Hey Duane! Nope, Haven’t ridden One – I am Big, (now am Getting Smaller) – Have only seen these online. U.S. is lagging in this innovation, but coming along now. In My Thirties, I rode a Lot, Just Regular Bicycles. Ofttimes more than a Hundred Miles in a Day. Health and Job Took me off Exercise regimen. Forced to stop riding by Lymphedema Mid Forties. Fought that Battle till now, am Finally getting back to a More Normal Weight/Size.

            Here is a Good representation of the Velomobile Fun to be had:

            https://youtu.be/UvyHIX8rBhM

            Watch around 4minutes in for Good Feel – This is a Race, among Casual Racers….Look how much faster the Velo is than the Regular Bicycles! That is Only Pedal Powered – No Electric assist.

            Even a nearly 70 Year Old Slacker Like Me can average 175 Watts Input..

            A Year or a bit More ago, I was looking into Velos, and Youtube offered Up a Clip of the Aptera…

            I was Hooked!

            • Duane Lewis

              Member
              December 11, 2021 at 7:14 pm

              Oh, I’m sold on ‘bents. Thanks for the video. Velos are amazing. I don’t know how to find the youtube I watched a few years ago of a three wheeler riding solo but somehow was involved with several uprights, going to the same destination. The uprights were not casual riders. They probably were a serious club. Anyway, after three or four challenging hills, which as you are aware, are the mortal enemies of recumbents, he literally lost them and waited for them. I don’t recall the details but they were no match. I don’t even remember if it was a Windcheetah. There are so few of them. They’re expensive and the joystick was a good fit for my disability. I didn’t consider, nor do I know still if modifying a two-hands trike would work.

              I see that I misspelled ClubSport. It’s obviously not in the dictionary.

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