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  • Jörg Hucklenbroich

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    October 23, 2021 at 2:32 am

    According to some YouTube videos the battery Aptera uses is the Samsung INR21700-50E, which is a cobalt based cell and everything but innovative or friendly to the environment ! Additionally it is a flammable battery type, that makes an Aptera less safe to drive. Aptera, please rethink and use a sustainable technique like LTO or at least LiFePO4 !

  • Jörg Hucklenbroich

    Member
    October 19, 2021 at 2:10 pm

    Luna looks great and the interior was chosen wisely. But anyway, it’s not the color of my dreams. There are so many black, white an silver cars on the roads ! Luckily Aptera gives you a choice. The Aptera of my dreams has a dark blue color, like the sky in the early morning and I want to combine this with the orange of the Vida interior, to make it look like a sunrise, the birth of a new star on the roads. So I would call my Aptera the “Aptera Sunrise”.

    Maybe this will become the first beta ?

  • Jörg Hucklenbroich

    Member
    October 15, 2021 at 3:19 am

    LFP batteries do not burn in a crash. So they are superior to Cobalt cells regarding safety. But they have a disadvatage in cold climate: They loose capacity. In my area I would expect about half range in winter with LFP. If I were to decide, I would use LTO cells. Disadvatage is, that we would loose range in summer, but probably gain range in winter. Benefit would be a very high cycle number, easily surving the life time of the Aptera and afterwards have a second life in the basement as a photovolataic battery or in a new Aptera. They are as safe as LiFePo, do not burn in a crash and can be charged almoust as fast as a capacitor. Their advatages easyliy outweigh the smaller range, espcecially due to constant charging in an Aptera. Consider what range you really need, if you can charge your batteries within 10 minutes ! That’s comparable to filling gas into a conventional car. ????

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