Sun visors?

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Aptera Community Aptera Discussions Sun visors?

  • Sun visors?

  • Laura Batchelor

    Member
    January 7, 2022 at 4:27 pm

    Haven’t seen any discussion of sun visors on the forums, or any sign of them on videos… We really need them. Anyone know if they are planning on having them?

  • BRUCE MENGLER

    Member
    January 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.

  • Leonard Nowak

    Moderator
    January 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

  • John Malcom

    Member
    January 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.

  • Lou Verner

    Member
    January 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!

    • John Malcom

      Member
      January 8, 2022 at 7:43 am

      OK. Probably true for most. My daughter would agree. I will put myself in a very, very, small minority. If not needed would not be So ubiquitous. My wife would say well, where else would they put a vanity mirror John????

    • John Malcom

      Member
      January 9, 2022 at 7:55 pm

      Lou,

      I posed the question and my response to a family dinner with guests today and got skewered! I recant my sun glasses post and endorse sun visors to restore some semblance of belief in my family that I have a brain in my head

      • Lou Verner

        Member
        January 11, 2022 at 5:03 pm

        John,

        Coming from the man who admittedly abhors small-sample-size data, your recantation is unexpectedly refreshing! 👏

      • Ray Holan

        Member
        January 12, 2022 at 2:19 pm

        I have to admit I’ve actually removed the sun visors from some of cars I’ve owned! Here in Ohio my sunglasses have never let me down. BTW, I removed the visors to give me a clearer line of sight. I’m tall in the torso and a couple of the cars I’ve owned just didn’t have the seat adjustment I preferred to give me maximum windshield viewing. To each his own.

  • Guy SKEER

    Member
    January 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.

  • Joshua Caldwell

    Member
    January 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.

  • Chad Dunham

    Member
    January 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.

  • Audra

    Administrator
    January 10, 2022 at 10:23 am

    Hi Laura,

    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.

    Thank you!

    Audra

    • Laura Batchelor

      Member
      January 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.

      • Audra

        Administrator
        January 12, 2022 at 1:45 pm

        Hi Laura,

        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!

        Kind regards,

        Audra

  • my_discord_number_is_0328 bloody stupid

    Member
    January 10, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    how about repurposing a window suction phone holder by making some plastic panel that adapts to the holder so it can be held and by phone holder. the visor can fold out another panel with a hinge to extend to the top of the windows, so only 1 suction cup per occupant. it could be a heavily tinted panel so people can also see through it for more visibility at least for comfort sake. if more cover from sun is needed, one can put it in a foot sock or tie some cloth around it

    • Russell Fauver

      Member
      January 16, 2022 at 7:44 am

      Oh I like this idea! My commute is east in the am west in the pm so I’m always looking for a good way keep the sun out of my eyes. If you build it I’ll buy one… or two.

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