Aptera dimensions/specs

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  • Aptera dimensions/specs

     Klaas Stoker updated 6 days, 12 hours ago 11 Members · 16 Posts
  • Jason Decker Decker

    Member
    August 27, 2022 at 10:00 am

    I ordered mine and, I was curious if anyone had the dimensions. I’m a disabled navy veteran and was wondering how tall the door opening is and how high the seats are so I can get an idea on how I get in it.

  • John Voules

    Member
    August 27, 2022 at 10:34 am

    Hey Jason, 1st thank you for your service. I don’t believe anyone would be able to give you definitive answers until they present the final product. Hoping once they do the full gama revile we will have a better idea of the numbers you would need.

  • Hee-Choon Lee

    Member
    August 27, 2022 at 10:38 am

    Jason, congrats on your pre-order! No schematic but the Gamma is Here video is the best we have so far. I sat in an Alpha model last June and the butt first method works best.

  • kerbe2705

    Member
    August 28, 2022 at 9:46 pm

    @Jason Decker Decker What we’ve learned from this video is that the best way to enter is to sit and then swing your appendages into the vehicle, reversing the process to exit. Trying to step in with one leg and then sit seems awkward – and trying to step out with one leg invariably leads to catching one’s foot on the door sill.

    The door opening is quite tall – cutting a bit into the roof. No one seems to bump their head while entering or exiting. I think it’s safe to assume – again from the video – is that the seat height is comparable to that of a modern sports sedan.

    https://youtu.be/rlSBvucps9Y

    • Jason Decker Decker

      Member
      August 29, 2022 at 11:43 am

      I was just wondering how tall the bottom of the door is from the ground and how far is the seat from the ground? I’d like to do a comparison to my car so I in now how to get in it because my spine is fused.

      • Curtis Cibinel

        Member
        August 29, 2022 at 11:51 am

        For anyone under 6 foot it could make sense to raise the seats with a spacer. Remember they engineered to allow for a height of up to 6’8″. This would improve ease of entry and visibility for the majority of people and shouldn’t take much work.

      • kerbe2705

        Member
        August 30, 2022 at 12:19 am

        @Jason Decker Decker And we keep telling you that NO ONE KNOWS: Aptera has not released the dimensions of the current prototype.

        This is why we keep referring you to the video that shows a variety of people entering and exiting the vehicle – because that’s all the information any of us have at the moment.

  • Maxim Stark

    Member
    January 4, 2023 at 7:56 pm

    Hi,

    When will information regarding interior dimensions become available? Apologies if it already is and I have missed it somewhere…

    As a tall person this is so important to me, to the point where I am actively shopping for a vehicle replacement and intend to downgrade my current hybrid due to lack of headroom. This is personal but I drive a lot for work and I like the option to sit up straight in good posture. As a 6′-1″ man I need about 40″ headroom minimum to do that.

    Are there any talks of future options including a larger body that has increased headroom? Would an extra few inches of height create much difference for aerodynamics performance?

    For what it is worth, current hybrid options max out at about 40″ of headroom, so if this had 42″ that would make it an industry leader in interior comfort for tall riders. (yes I know this is not a hybrid, but you get what I’m saying)

  • Eric Caldwell

    Member
    January 4, 2023 at 8:15 pm

    I’m about 6’3″ and not worried in the least. Why? There are several videos of tall guys getting into Gamma, and the production vehicle is supposed to add even more headroom. (There’s one of the 6’5″ co-presenter of Fully Charged getting into it, but I couldn’t find it right away.)

    https://youtu.be/vTosWSHBvRIhttps://youtu.be/vTosWSHBvRI

    https://youtu.be/ZHj4GydVl4Ahttps://youtu.be/ZHj4GydVl4A

  • kerbe2705

    Member
    January 4, 2023 at 8:15 pm

    @Maxim Stark We don’t yet know the actual dimensions but they’ve had people both 6’5″ and 6’8″ tall and both have had adequate clearance.

    Changing the body shape would, indeed, affect the aerodynamics as well as the balance and handling of the vehicle. Its height is noted as 57 inches – which is about average for a sedan. Any taller and you’d be getting into “crossover” or “suv” territory…

  • Maxim Stark

    Member
    January 4, 2023 at 8:33 pm

    I did see the clip just now of a 6′-8″ person sitting in Gamma, which is very promising. There’s a big difference between sitting with your back in the chair versus sitting straight up and not touching the back of the seat. Time will tell, optimistically looking forward to getting interior dimensions down the line 🙂

    Thanks for the replies!

    • Michael Marsden

      Member
      January 5, 2023 at 1:48 am

      Keep in mind that the co-CEO Chris Anthony is 6’5″ (I think), he’s never going to approve a design that was either unusable or visibly uncomfortable for himself, it’d be a PR own-goal if he did.

      How tall are you anyway? If 6’7″ or higher, then body proportions might come into play. They’ve said that someone who is 6’7″ with shorter legs and longer torso might run into trouble, but someone with long legs and a relatively shorter torso would be OK at 6’7″.

  • Bruce Lamarre

    Member
    January 22, 2023 at 7:38 am

    How much will the launch edition weigh?

  • Klaas Stoker

    Member
    January 24, 2023 at 9:40 am

    Does anyone know what the total width and height will be with the doors fully open? This is an important consideration if inside a single car garage and want to exit the vehicle. It appears that in the video the open doors exceed the width of the wheel shrouds.

  • Brad Renninger

    Member
    January 24, 2023 at 10:03 am

    Based on pictures it looks like if the normal width is 2.23m then doors open is around 2.48m or 8foot 2inches.

    Open door height seems to be 1.75m or 5foot 9inches

    It’s rough since the photos for this is slightly isometric and not planar. But I would guess the height is probably around 5 foot 7.

  • Klaas Stoker

    Member
    January 24, 2023 at 1:41 pm

    Thanks for trying to figure this out. I don’t think it will be a problem if the numbers are correct. Yayyy!!!

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