- MemberOctober 7, 2022 at 9:38 am
White steering devices have been in the auto industry for some time. You could get a 64/65 Mustang equipped with a white steering device. The Toyota Celica also came with a white steering device. More recently the 2019 Mercedes C300 came with a white interior and a white steering device.
The third party market now has a white steering yoke you can purchase and retrofit to the new Model Y. So some manufacturer believes there is a sufficient market for a white yoke to go to the trouble of developing and marketing such a product.
Looks like Aptera is in good company.
- MemberOctober 7, 2022 at 10:29 am
I am skeptical that the current gamma white yoke means that every single yoke on every single Aptera will be mostly white. We are seeing one yoke on one gamma prototype. This white/gray yoke would not match well with the color combinations that Aptera has provided all of us in our online reservation order forms (https://aptera.us/reserve). I am hoping that this concern just goes away when the yoke is properly color matched to whatever interior color design (Codex, Coast, Vida, custom) the customer chooses. Or, it may just be changed to a more general black that would have broader match potential to more color schemes.
The online reservations form (which still shows a wheel and not a yoke) includes stitching changes based on the color scheme selection, though the wheel itself remains black throughout all of the various color scheme options. Presumably, the exact details will be different than what is on that long standing reservation form which has not yet been updated to gamma, but it shows their original general concept that could still be implemented.
- MemberOctober 7, 2022 at 10:34 am
The online reservation system is based on the alpha. Hopefully we will see physical deltas with each interior/exterior. The gray gamma at fully charged was apparently sol so Luna will likely be far darker. Very likely colours of the seats and maybe console will still generally have each theme but likely they won’t wrap the dash (none of the themes has a pure white dash)
- MemberOctober 7, 2022 at 11:01 am
Makes sense and would relieve a lot of reservation holder stress over the white yoke. fingers crossed