Cx 0.29, that’s the same as a Toyota Corolla, so you will need to drive very slowly to get the best gas mileage. I could tell straightaway because their front end looked like a wind-catcher. Also, it’s solar panels seem smaller. They don’t say how many miles it will charge in one day. And yet they say that they will use the excess power to mine cryptocurrency. I don’t know how much crypto they will be able to mine with solar panels significantly smaller than the Aptera. Aptera can at least power 7 large crypto rigs. during sunlight. lol
One way to keep the batteries and interior warm during the winter would be to co-locate the ASIC mining chips near the batteries. lol
Also, that company seems like they don’t hire many, if any, women. They’re missing out on 50% of the population and what they have to offer! ????
If you plugged two of these crypto miners in in a full solar Aptera (don’t plug more or your battery will deplete) you will make at most $17/month average, if you live in a very sunny place. Is it worth the troubles? Most people would say not, but if you divert some of that heat the battery on colder days, well, then maybe.
Now, in more norther latitudes, in the summer say, a township such as Inuvik, wherein there is 24/7 sunlight for several weeks, during those weeks you would be making about $60/month, while it could serve as a nice heater. But in the winter months there would be weeks wherein you would make nothing. Unless instead of a filament heater you use the crypto rigs, in which case, it becomes subsidised heating.
Whether you use filaments for heating or you use ASIC crypto miners either way you’re producing heat but in one of these two scenarios at least you are being partially compensated back for producing it.
But I used these numbers to inject some realism into the picture that nobody should expect to get rich from this. You might be able to increase the monthly revenue by adding rigs and external panels, but then you would also need to factor in the initial non-recurring cost of doing that too.
So there you have it. Hopefully that will put to rest much of the fantasising people have about using their car to mine cryptocurrencies. lol
I used to mine at a facility that was fully powered by solar. That was fun.
Of, here’s the sauce of the figures for my calcs: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/28/bitcoin-mini-rig-875-dollars-mine-from-starbucks.html