Aptera suppliersPosted by david-marlow on December 25, 2022 at 6:27 am
Who will they partner with to produce the electronics needed in high volume?
The big companies seem to want more control than Aptera is willing to give.
They must be working on this, maybe with different companies. The high-power parts may be separate from the control logic. However, the BMS & charging systems contain both.
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- MemberDecember 25, 2022 at 8:49 am
Good question about the BMS. As for the charger I’d think most any off-the-shelf charger could be used.
- MemberDecember 25, 2022 at 2:16 pm
For the charging system, potentially Lectron could be doing that. Also maybe Yazaki? The press releases seem to conflict on that point.
> San Diego, CA, November 30, 2022 — Solar electric vehicle (sEV) maker Aptera Motors has announced it will integrate the newly opened North American Charging Standard or NACS (formerly the Tesla connector) into its ultra-efficient vehicles. The NACS charging inlet and EV charging equipment will be built by Lectron, an industry leader dedicated to the widespread adoption of sustainable transportation.
> Within this agreement, Yazaki will supply specific production parts for Aptera’s LV & HV EE Electrical harness, including wiring, connectivity, charge ports, and other utilities.
The following is the list of subsystems and the relevant supplier – I may have forgotten either particular subsystems or particular suppliers, if I have, then I would welcome a reminder!
* Suspension – Roush https://aptera.us/roush-advances-development-of-apteras-solar-electric-vehicle/
* Seats – unknown (maybe Chery?)
* Yoke – unknown (maybe Chery?)
* HVAC etc – unknown
* Steering components – unknown
* Wheels & tyres – pre-existing
* Windows – unknown
* Dash, interior, screens, computers, accessories – Chery https://aptera.us/driving-solar-mobility-forward/
* Battery pack – Carlsbad
* Battery cells from EVE + later Formosa https://aptera.us/aptera-announces-battery-cell-supplier-eve-energy-co-ltd/
* Solar panels – Either Carlsbad or maybe CPC?
* Solar cells – Maxeon Gen III https://aptera.us/solar-production-with-maxeon/
* Body – CPC https://aptera.us/cpc-group-agreement/
* Frame – Probably CPC, possibly Roush
* Motor control electronics – Elaphe
* Wiring harness – Yazaki https://aptera.us/aptera-announces-supply-agreement-with-yazaki/
* Charging port + associated electronics – Lectron https://aptera.us/tesla-charging/
* UI – andromeda interfaces (takeover) https://aptera.us/aptera-motors-acquires-andromeda-interfaces-inc/
* Production line robotics – RedViking https://aptera.us/industry-4-0-aptera-and-redviking-revolutionize-manufacturing/
* Production design – Munro associates https://aptera.us/munro-partnership/
- This reply was modified 9 months ago by Michael Marsden.
- MemberMarch 17, 2023 at 2:00 pm
“Solar Panels”: Aptera has developed their own solar cell assembly/encapsulation system. They theoretically have 10 to 20 patent applications in with the USPTO. Other than the “dash” solar which is still just an application, all previous solar related utility patent applications have been “abandoned”. They have been granted a “design” patent that covers the look of the 45 degree rotated cells.
- MemberMarch 17, 2023 at 8:42 am
It’s amazing how many vendors are lined up/involved with Aptera. I’m hoping the FIAMM-supplied horn is a beep horn to match the happy upbeat attitude of the Aptera!