What options do you want

Aptera Community Aptera Discussions What options do you want

Aptera Community Aptera Discussions What options do you want

  • What options do you want

     John Malcom updated 1 hour, 11 minutes ago 119 Members · 346 Posts
  • Elzo Stubbe

    Member
    April 16, 2022 at 12:24 pm

    This would be awesome:

    • This reply was modified 1 month ago by  Elzo Stubbe.
    • Michael Musco-Jones

      Member
      May 13, 2022 at 8:44 am

      A 110 outlet would be ideal for the camping kit.

  • Michael Jordan

    Member
    April 19, 2022 at 10:53 am

    I would actually like a ‘minimalist’ option. Keep the car as simple as possible. All I really want is A/C (life support in Oklahoma), cruise control, heat, and a radio. I can manage manual steering, manual seat adjustments, roll-up windows, manual door locks, and probably even non-power brakes. It has regenerative braking and weighs less than 1 ton. People used to stop 5000 lb Dodge Chargers w/o power brakes. This would be the least parts/ less thing to go wrong option. It would also reduce cost and require a few less parts/attachments.

  • Preston of Rockville

    Member
    April 20, 2022 at 4:13 am

    Living in the NE USA, I would love to have heated seats and steering wheel like I have in my Subaru Outback, cooled seats would be a nice option as well.

  • Christopher Schafer

    Member
    April 21, 2022 at 10:23 am

    I want all of it. But yes do this one first. Then lets talk places for mt bikes, skies, surf boards. I want the adventure version. But I also want the self driving version. More comfortable seating with the ability to multi task and use 1000 mile range would totally be a thing.

  • Christopher Schafer

    Member
    April 21, 2022 at 10:44 am

    ANC built into the stereo? Depending on if it is needed but well designed with the option to set it to low levels for those it bothers. For those intending to highway cruse the thing this could be a very nice option.

  • Sylvain Rouanet

    Member
    April 23, 2022 at 9:45 am

    A third seat in the center of the Aptera or at least a child seat.

  • Sylvain Rouanet

    Member
    April 23, 2022 at 9:46 am

    A third seat in the center. Or at least something to fix a child seat in the trunk.

  • Abraham Wright

    Member
    May 9, 2022 at 4:29 am

    Yes, I would like to have FM/HD radio as standard equipment!

  • Christopher Brisbois

    Member
    May 9, 2022 at 9:39 am

    Full disclosure, I haven’t bought a vehicle in 11 years so this is probably considered “standard” at this point….but I’m really attached to the fact I don’t have to take the keys out of my pocket to unlock or start my Prius.

  • Gary Greenway

    Member
    May 9, 2022 at 10:49 am

    I would like a privacy monitor on the UI to let us know and choose exactly what information is being sent from the car to outside servers.

  • P J

    Member
    May 9, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    Optionwise, I want to know what kind of disc storage I have for music and/or video. I am both an audiophile and a music hoarder so I want expandable easy storage options. If I could plug a sata hard drive full of flac in, that would be super keen. Something that could be easily upgradable by the end user.

    • Joshua Rosen

      Member
      May 16, 2022 at 7:35 am

      Nobody is going to put a SATA interface into a car. I’d expect them to have USB and you can buy USB to SATA adapters. If they can’t play anything off of USB then you’ll have to settle for Bluetooth.

  • Stefan Obel

    Member
    May 16, 2022 at 8:07 am

    While I already commented on some individual ideas here is my overall sentiment on features I would like to see:

    Offer a “Florida” version (also good in Southern CA, and most areas near the MX border) in which any “heating” (seats, steering wheel/yoke, etc) is replaced by cooling/ventilating.

    Make the car future proof with a top-of-the-line on-board computer today so that you can keep it for some years and don’t end up like Tesla with already about 4 different versions. That is just a headache for developers and software engineers who have to create different branches of the OS/UI and then maybe some features aren’t available on the “older” models.

    Focus on electronic (software) features – they add so much value, convenience, and often lots of fun.

    The current window design may be “OK” for those who only drive up to 40 miles per day but they may be annoying when you drive several hundreds of miles and have your field of vision blocked in some areas. It is also a distraction on a longer drive.

    When you offer a car that can go up to 1000 miles on a single charge make sure to design a car that is comfortable enough to be driven 5 to 8 hours per day.

    The vehicle of the future should offer everything in driver assistance that is available today (again it reads assistance not fully autonomous self-driving). When you drive for 6 hours on the interstate having the car stay in its lane on its own should come standard (at least for the long range versions).

    • John Malcom

      Member
      May 16, 2022 at 10:12 am

      Some good, thoughtful ideas. (I live in FL too and cabin heating is wasted money and weight for me even with my 77 year old bones) but late for the current production version as Aptera is completing testing on the current features set and ready to if no already started on a production like gamma version.

      Should be considered for the next iteration of the Aptera and for the Four wheel 4/5 seat version.

      Some if not all of TX, AZ, NM, MS, LA + might be candidates for no cabin heat as well.

      • Curtis Cibinel

        Member
        May 16, 2022 at 10:24 am

        Resistive heating and related wiring is probably not that heavy or expensive (cooled seats or heat pumps are). Having more variations potentially adds costs even if it saves on parts (which is why Tesla includes heated seats and turns them off in software). It would also limit the mobility of the vehicle to drive north and would be a problem if extreme weather events that haven’t typically occurred in these climates happens. I get the idea of removing unnecessary parts basic heaters are cheap, light and simple. How much weight or part cost do you think this could save?

        I could see a scenario in which cooled seats or an upgrade to heat pumps could make sense as options.

      • Stefan Obel

        Member
        May 17, 2022 at 5:47 am

        Have you ever been to Amarillo, TX or Lubbock, TX? During the winter that is.
        I was – way back then when I was not as experienced as I am now. I tried to get rid of almost half an inch of ice of the windscreen by pouring HOT water over it LOL.
        I was so lucky the glass didn’t crack.
        Anyways, this is why I was trying to word it carefully when I suggested the areas near the Mexico border rather than saying all of AZ, NM, and TX. So many bean counters – and I am one of them LOL

  • john langstrand

    Member
    May 16, 2022 at 11:50 am

    I would like to option to add more batteries myself after purchase.

    • John Malcom

      Member
      May 16, 2022 at 12:23 pm

      Probably should not be a right to repair option for a general customer.

      Adding more batteries adds more weight which requires suspension adjustments, probably steering adjustments, and maybe changes to battery control and motive software. These are things most owners will not be qualified to do, even with right to repair. Additionally, the person performing this work would be working wit dangerous high voltage, something only specially trained people should do to maintain safety.

      The Aptera mobile support might be able to do this or repair shops that have trained on Aptera systems might be available as well.

      We just don’t know at this time, but as we get closer to production, Aptera will release the information we need to know about these things.

  • Riley ________________________________

    Member
    May 18, 2022 at 6:46 am

    Since the solar input port has now been verified as being on the production aptera I think it would benefit them to sell a custom solar solution that fits neatly into the cargo area and when deployed while parked can max out the solar potential without risking damage to the onboard charger.

    • Joshua Rosen

      Member
      May 18, 2022 at 7:04 am

      With a long cord so that the external arrays can be placed in the sun while the car is in the shade.

      • Riley ________________________________

        Member
        May 19, 2022 at 5:03 am

        First thought would be to put the solar on top of the garage but than I remembered we would have to pay for permits, hire an engineer, draft a design and pay school impact fees.

  • Isaac Madsen

    Member
    May 20, 2022 at 11:42 pm

    Personally, third seat would be at the top of my priorities. May or may not be a dealbreaker in the end for me, since this will primarily be a commuting vehicle. I would be able to sell our Subaru if the Aptera had a third seat though. Along with that, I think upgraded carry capacity would be important, so it’s probably best to leave this to future models. I would much rather see the team get this vehicle shipping to customers with the current features than see them get stuck trying to implement nice features that aren’t necessities.

    • John Malcom

      Member
      May 21, 2022 at 7:21 am

      Rational comments. Certainly agree with getting the vehicle out the door without adding more stuff right now

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