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.
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.