Id like to see if I can make a system to lift the wheel pants 3-5 inches using solonoids. This would essentially be push button offroad and better for parking. Hyperglycemia once it’s released and more details are available I’ll see if it’s viable.
Some 20 years from now, when Aptera are as ubiquitous and reliable as old Honda Civics and Accords, the kids of the day will be buying them cheap and then spending ridiculous amounts extra tricking them out. It is easy to imagine a mod to make the wheel pods retract being just the sort of weakly justified (really frivolous) change that would appeal to enough folks that someone will make their fortune coming up with and marketing it.