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  • Aptera Update Videos

    gabriel-kemeny updated 2 weeks, 1 day ago 32 Members · 81 Replies
  • gabriel-kemeny

    Moderator
    December 19, 2022 at 1:56 pm

    Some interesting tidbits in the December update.

    Aptera — Delta Design Update – YouTube

    • ImAlwaysMIA

      Member
      December 19, 2022 at 4:00 pm

      Based on what was said in the video going into production in 2023 is impossible. Way too much work left to do and that’s if they manage to secure funding…

    • ROMAD

      Member
      December 19, 2022 at 7:12 pm

      So it looks like they MIGHT be able to begin production in 2024 at the earliest (most likely mid to late 2024; 2023 will be devoted to building and testing the Delta design then tweaking it to fix what ever fails government testing.

  • Pistonboy

    Member
    December 19, 2022 at 5:03 pm

    It is very good. I like how they show the new body design. I notice that now they have two belly pans. Also a jack point is shown.

  • Uncle-Dirt

    Member
    December 19, 2022 at 6:24 pm

    Did I hear that right? Aptera is going to be assembled in Modena Italy?

    • kerbe2705

      Member
      December 19, 2022 at 8:58 pm

      @Uncle Dirt That’s what was said but I’m not certain that’s what was meant: The body panels will be CREATED in Modena and then shipped to Carlsbad, CA, for assembly, once production begins.

      I believe they were talking about partially assembling the Delta prototypes in Modena so that they can be close-at-hand to the equipment creating the parts in case adjustments need to be made.

  • Pistonboy

    Member
    December 19, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    At time 2:57, they mention raising institutional investment of up to $200M. I hope this is not how much money they need.

    At time 2:34 they show the Republic fund raising of up to $41.27M. Is this how much money they need yet?

    At time 3:03 they talk of raising money via government grants and loans and say “and we should be seeing the fruits of our labors very soon”. This sounds as if they are very confident of this type of funding.

    • Mike-Mars

      Member
      December 21, 2022 at 8:54 am

      > “At time 2:57, they mention raising institutional investment of up to $200M. I hope this is not how much money they need.”

      I suspect it is the money needed to open up new local factories (perhaps east coast / Canada / Europe / Taiwan / …). $200m should be enough for a couple of them.

  • Pistonboy

    Member
    December 19, 2022 at 11:05 pm

    The still picture of the video shown and is not shown in the video once played. The carbon fiber rear hatch shows a diamond pattern with each diamond being raised in the center. Do the solar cells attach to this only in the center of the cell with the four corners free to “float”?

    • kerbe2705

      Member
      December 20, 2022 at 8:59 am

      @Pistonboy Delux Remember that the individual cells are encapsulated within a nine-layer lamination to form the exterior solar panels of the vehicle. It may very well be that the diamond-bump pattern is there to provide stiffness and that the solar panel attaches around the edges, providing an air gap between the panel and the CF hatch for heat dissipation. If you study the hood (bonnet) CF frame, you’ll see that there would seem to be a similar attachment strategy in play.

  • kerbe2705

    Member
    December 27, 2022 at 1:14 pm

    There’s still the promise of seeing the Delta renderings on or before December 31…

    https://youtu.be/ft21YwMs-G8

  • gabriel-kemeny

    Moderator
    February 17, 2023 at 3:31 pm
  • gabriel-kemeny

    Moderator
    February 24, 2023 at 12:51 pm

    The launch mode might help get to that 4 s 0-60 promised in the specs.

    https://youtu.be/pwuXn_wINTk

  • gabriel-kemeny

    Moderator
    March 9, 2023 at 3:38 pm

    Another investor webinar snippet turned into an update video:

    https://youtu.be/KqgDf2Dfm9I

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