- 20 Replies
- MemberJanuary 7, 2022 at 5:02 pm
Well over a year I submitted a suggestion that the driver side have TWO sun visors so 1 could be positioned over the side window & the other face forward. This avoids having to manually switch the visor position when driving “into the sun” on a twisting road. I was informed it would be considered.
- ModeratorJanuary 7, 2022 at 5:20 pm
In their FAQ they said there will be sun visors.
But no alpha vehicles seems to have them yet or not yet shown
- MemberJanuary 7, 2022 at 6:29 pm
Not a lot of engineering needed to include sun visors. Can easily wait for inclusion in a production version. Would prefer the engineering time be spent on solving major issues. I never use sun visors even though I live in FL. Use polarized sun glasses. I will be happy with whatever they include in production.
- MemberSeptember 27, 2023 at 6:31 am
- MemberSeptember 27, 2023 at 9:41 am
Apparently, your polarized sunglasses and your/our Aptera main dash lcd screen doesn’t mix well to look at. Have you tried it?. Moreso, the side mirror lcd camera screen (right under our noses), behind the yoke. Good luck with that.
- MemberSeptember 27, 2023 at 11:46 am
Yep polarized sunglasses are not a cure all. Can’t wear them in a cockpit of airliners either as the windows are also polarized.
I plan on putting a very dark window tint on upper sectioned off door windows, along with a tinted strip that covers the upper portion of the windshield if needed.
- MemberJanuary 7, 2022 at 7:27 pm
Hate to disagree, John, but when low winter sun is directly in line of sight it can be blinding even with polarized lenses. A visor in those circumstances visor is literally a life-saver. Confident they’ll be on final vehicles!
- MemberJanuary 8, 2022 at 3:11 pm
Airplane cockpits are SUNNY! at times. Sporty’s Pilot Shop (Online) has “Stick-On” Visors that You can trim to size and shape You might need. I will buy summa Doze.
- MemberJanuary 8, 2022 at 5:48 pm
If they do a visor hopefully they have the version that extends by up to half a foot on a pole as in my Cadillac or by over a foot in my Freightliner. This makes a real difference in the ability to block the sun which could not be fully done in my old Ford.
- MemberJanuary 9, 2022 at 9:01 am
Let’s be honest here. What you call Sun visors are really receipt holders that have an unintended consequence of being positioned to block those UV rays.
- AdministratorJanuary 10, 2022 at 10:23 am
Great question! We are still working on an appropriate sun visor solution and we will have UV tint in all our windows but you may need to add more. Luckily most places don’t have motorcycle tint restrictions. We’ll be making updates to our online FAQ page as further progress is made. We appreciate your patience at this time and thank you for starting this discussion. Lots of important feedback here.
- MemberJanuary 10, 2022 at 11:30 am
Please, please make the visors so they can expand across the side window past the driver’s head. Our F150 has visors that are too short so we wind up sticking an old 9×13 envelope on the end, which looks really bad and is cumbersome. The sun in Florida is wicked when it’s low, doubly so when bouncing reflections off the water. UV film is not enough.
- AdministratorJanuary 12, 2022 at 1:45 pm
I have shared this information with the team! Thank you for your insights. We’re striving for the best sun visor solution for our future owners. Agreed – it’s especially important for those living in climates similar to that of Florida!
- MemberAugust 15, 2022 at 11:35 am
I feel that sun visors are an absolute MUST! When the sun is situated to completely BLIND you, we need visors to help us SEE where we are going.
They do not have to be ‘works of art’… Just enough to shade our eyes!
- MemberAugust 15, 2022 at 11:42 am
The production Aptera will have sun visors, but without solar cells
- MemberAugust 15, 2022 at 12:55 pm
I hope Aptera will not interpret lack of tint regulation as permission to go crazy with window tints. Living here in the opposite corner of the country (Maine) we have need of sun visors but not much use for radical window tinting. I want to see and be seen, especially at night. On a motorcycle you can always look over the top of a tinted screen. Not in a car.
- MemberSeptember 21, 2022 at 9:05 am
If the main visor hinge were on the side closest to the outside (driver & passenger sides), then the hinge could be modified to tilt the visor to the outside to shade sun from the sides.
It’s good to see that it going to be present…
- MemberOctober 1, 2022 at 8:56 am
I have long thought that sun visors should slide out of the headliner. Separate shieldsI have long thought that sun visors should slide out of the headliner. Separate shields for the front and sides. Flip down visors are a throwback from the old days and convertibles, neither of which is represented by Aptera. Also, in my experience the classic flip down sun visor leaves large areas uncovered. The sun frequently finds its way into these gaps.
- MemberOctober 1, 2022 at 9:08 am
But then you would not be able to rotate the visor to block the sun when it is coming in the side window. The main problem I have is with those stupid windshield mounted mirrors that leave a large gap above them! VW has a tiny fold down visor for that area but it is positioned too far to the rear to really be effective. I never had this problem with the top windshield frame mounting of mirrors; moving the mirrors to the glass was just another stupid decision by the auto makers.
- MemberSeptember 27, 2023 at 4:21 am
How can you block the sun (morning rise/ afternoon set) from glaring against your eyes from the left side driver window, while driving?
Basing from the very latest renders, the Aptera sun visor hinge joint (still) can only flip fore and aft.
For a supposedly “advanced” and futuristic road going e-vehicle (prestigious, as solar powered), the Aptera sun visors has a (backward) archaic (ala pre WWII era), plain jane non side-pivoting design. Not even an extender. Hilarious.
How can Aptera overlook these ubiquitous sun visor design features, so common today that no one even bat’s an eye (but I do; pun). I’d say it’s a poor design & ergonomics. An impediment to daytime safe driving.
Yes certainly, we do love the Sun. It’ll power free energy for our Apteras. But please, keep the damn thing away from blaring blindly against my eyes through the left driver side window, while I’m trying to drive my Aptera safely (with only 3 windows to contend with).
P.S. – Sorry for the rant. Paging Audra..it’s been over a year since posting Jan 2022.