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  • Philip Raymond

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    September 10, 2021 at 3:43 pm

    Just a hunch for me, is only the front tires get rotated. As for the tire size, I recall hearing Nathan Armstrong saying all 3 are the same size.

  • Philip Raymond

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    September 9, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    I just looked at the Elio website and it appears on the surface, they are serious. That said, Aptera has nothing to worry about, Elio (if it ever comes to fruition) is just a city commuter car. I do wish them well, in that it’s always good to get more EV’s on the road. They also make a big point about building and sourcing nearly all U.S., using the former GM Shreveport, Louisiana factory that previously built Hummers.

  • Philip Raymond

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    September 8, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    I’ve posted these several times before, but they are interesting if you have not seen them. They are unofficial artist renderings of what the 4 wheeled Aptera might look like.

  • Philip Raymond

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    September 6, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    Sorry for the nearly duplicate new discussions. Aptera’s website said I had a duplicate discussions, it took a few minutes for that warning to weedle its way to the website. If the administrator can kindly kill one of these, I would be very happy!

  • Philip Raymond

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    September 5, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    A fun conversation to be sure, but age has nothing to do with a desire to name a vehicle. My daughter named my ’97 Dodge Neon Sal, because of her infatuation with Salvador Dali, when at 16 years old, it became her car. (it was also that weird jade green color, that I called Gumby green) As for hydrogen, the only form of this propulsion that inspires me, is Mazda powering a rotary engine with hydrogen to propel the wheels, not an electric motor. My first new car was a ’74 Mazda Rx3 2 door, so this excites me for the nostalgia and the possibilities, but I still find Aptera a far more desirable option.

  • Philip Raymond

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    September 5, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    Weathertech covers everything, they just need the floor specs to laser measure coverage. A paid trip to San Diego for a Weathertech rep to laser measure the Aptera cabin would be money well spent. Unlike most, Weathertech is not just mats, they cover the whole floor area, including the drivetrain area in legacy ice vehicles. They are also very easy to clean and made in the U.S.

  • Philip Raymond

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    September 4, 2021 at 7:50 pm

    If Aptera’s brain trust already has a yet to be revealed plan to address European compliance, then these changes or at least some of them, might happen. However, if there is no current plan to address this issue, then I believe they will proceed with production as is currently known and simply sell to wherever their vehicle will be accepted for sale as is. That might mean Europe ends up waiting for the 4 wheeled Aptera with a presumably narrower track that will probably follow sometime after 2024. Here are 3 unofficial artist renderings of what the 4 wheeled Aptera sedan might look like.

  • Philip Raymond

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    September 1, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    All rear view cameras on most all vehicles are mounted somewhere near the rear license plate, on my 2018 Subaru Impreza, it’s right above the rear license plate. All rear view cameras on all makes and models, including the Aptera, use a wide angle lens. You will have a broad view of what’s behind you with this camera mount, not just the front license plate of the vehicle behind you. I’m guessing Aptera’s brain trust went with below the license plate, because the rear end of the Aptera sits significantly higher than most other vehicles.

  • Philip Raymond

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    August 29, 2021 at 12:01 am

    I asked Aptera directly about this, no reply yet. It should be standard, not an option, but I want and I think the Aptera desperately needs reverse automatic braking, a.k.a.-RAB. Most mass produced vehicles have this, but it’s nowhere to be found in Aptera’s spec sheet. RAB is usually implemented by 4 very small (less than one inch diameter) radar sensors in a rear bumper. With the full solar option, this is a necessity! I’ll post any response I get from Aptera, when I get it.

  • Philip Raymond

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    August 23, 2021 at 8:08 pm

    That scene from the movie had that car launch from the highest level of that spiral garage at Marina City, the 16th floor. Since that garage is a spiral incline, the Aptera could launch from a much lower height to assure it lands on its belly in the river, perhaps the 5th floor would work?

  • Philip Raymond

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    August 22, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    I’m still a fence sitter, mostly because I can’t finance one in my budget until 2024. Judging from this sample of comments, it appears almost everyone is going with the full solar charging package. I’m tempted to do the same when I do order, but a part of me wants a clear glass rear hatch, even though there is no good reason for it. Anyone else thinking the same way? F.Y.I., even though I’m not yet a reservation holder, I am an investor, I truly believe in this vehicle!

  • Philip Raymond

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    August 22, 2021 at 5:54 pm

    How about replicating this scene from the movie The Hunter. Chicago will allow cars driving into the Chicago river. Imagine your idea with the Aptera doing this, only having it land upright and driving down the river. Watch it here….https://youtu.be/3Jz6WgBvsvs

  • Philip Raymond

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    September 8, 2021 at 12:19 am

    Not sure if this would work for most Aptera reservation holders, but I would gladly fly out to San Diego to pick up my Aptera. Also, a great excuse for a day trip to Tijuana.

  • Philip Raymond

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    September 2, 2021 at 11:28 am

    In addition to the back up camera, Aptera should also have a reverse-automatic-braking (RAB) as standard. Most cars, trucks and SUV’s made today have this feature, although it is only an option on some. RAB uses a set of small radar sensors (usually 4 of them) across the rear bumper. It will automatically brake at any reverse speed under 15 mph to avoid an object, if you don’t brake first.

  • Philip Raymond

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    September 1, 2021 at 6:10 pm

    See my post on this topic from 3:37pm today. It’s a data transfer problem with the new website. No time was given when it will be fixed, I have the same problem. After the words “pre order number”, it’s just blank.

  • Philip Raymond

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    September 1, 2021 at 3:37 pm

    Good news, sort of. Aptera finally responded to my email concerning the lack of a pre order invoice number and they acknowledged an issue regarding the transfer of data to the new website and that my number will appear eventually, just not yet. So, even though I have no invoice number, they assured me my order is in their queue. I’m just happy they owned the website problem.

  • Philip Raymond

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    September 1, 2021 at 3:35 pm

    Good news, sort of. Aptera finally responded to my email concerning the lack of a pre order invoice number and they acknowledged an issue regarding the transfer of data to the new website and that my number will appear eventually, just not yet. So, even though I have no invoice number, they assured me my order is in their queue. I’m just happy they owned the website problem.

  • Philip Raymond

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    August 29, 2021 at 11:21 am

    It’s also an apple to oranges comparison to the Miata when it comes to utility as well. The Miata had 4.5 cubic feet of cargo space, Aptera has 25 cubic feet of cargo/camping space. I do understand Joshua’s concern, but in my own opinion, it simply doesn’t apply to the Aptera.

  • Philip Raymond

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    August 28, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    I was thinking the same thing about your last comment. Why not offer a partial solar hatch option that would yield somewhere between 30 and 35 miles of charging. If they did, I think it might become the most popular charging option. Here’s hoping Aptera’s mindtrust looks at this post.

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