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26 minutes ago, birdguy said:

Where I live our winter daytime temps run about 45 degrees.  In the summer about 90 to 100 degrees.  My car has heated front seats and a heated steering wheel and I use the heater every trip during the winter.  And in the summer I use the air conditioning all the time.  So this is giving me concerns about the Aptera.  I watched the entire video and nothing was said about an air conditioner.

 

After a few seconds on Google...

Aptera will have both heat and AC, as well as heated and cooled seats AND a secondary, solar-powered cabin ventilation system to maintain the interior at the ambient temperature when it’s parked in the sun.

Don't know about test drives for Aptera. You would have to speak to them.

Some BEV's do have HUD's. 

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9 minutes ago, sightseer said:

What kind of license does it require? motorcycle or standard drivers?

 

FAQ's are here...

https://aptera.us/faq/

 

No, Aptera is not a car. We call it a Solar Electric Vehicle, because it’s powered by the sun and also charged with batteries when plugged in. Technically speaking, Aptera can be classified as a motorcycle or auto-cycle. A helmet is not required because Aptera is enclosed, and the vast majority of states only require that you have a regular driver’s license to operate Aptera.

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5 minutes ago, birdguy said:

For 25,000 you only get 250 mile range.  The 1,000 mile range Aptera will cost you 44,000 dollars.

 

Whets that in proper money? £33,000 quid. Hmm... a bit pricey.

No good for me anyway. When I get a house and car I'll no doubt be lugging DIY stuff from B&Q around. 😁

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1000 mi ranges will come soon enough via major auto manufacturers ... current EVs are only scratching the surface of efficiency and range.  Technically mass product of EV was first performed by GM in 1996 and then GM decided to destroy all 1000 cars ... boggles the mind.  Anyway, mass production of EVs post GM idiocracy started about 2008 and we've increased range (and performance) over 2X in just 14 years.

19 minutes ago, martin-w said:

DIY stuff from B&Q around

What's B&Q?

Cheers, Rob.

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20 minutes ago, martin-w said:

No good for me anyway. When I get a house and car I'll no doubt be lugging DIY stuff from B&Q around

Are you going to get an electric truck?

Noel


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2 minutes ago, Rob_Ainscough said:

What's B&Q?

I'm guessing the British equivellant to our Home Depot or Lowes.

Noel

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Not sure the equivallent in USA but they are large stores that sell everything from tools,eletrical lighting, gardening plants, building materials, basically if you need it for your home to build or fix, you will find it in B & Q 

 

Also just bought my first EV but not from B&Q lol

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46 minutes ago, martin-w said:

the vast majority of states only require that you have a regular driver’s license to operate Aptera.

Apparently, New York, Massachusetts and Alaska require a motorcycle licence for this.

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Do steering techniques differ from standard 2 front wheel steering to single rear wheel steering?  What about when you find yourself in a skid in ice or snow?

Noel


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1 hour ago, Rob_Ainscough said:

What's B&Q?

Cheers, Rob.

Block and Quayle apparently. This from their website...

B&Q has been proudly serving customers since 1969, when two men walked on the moon, and two men called Richard Block and David Quayle opened their first store in Southampton.

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1 hour ago, Rob_Ainscough said:

1000 mi ranges will come soon enough via major auto manufacturers ... current EVs are only scratching the surface of efficiency and range. 

 

Yep. As we speak Samsung are firing up their porotype solid state battery production line. Toyota too have a solid sate battery ready to go. Beyond that its very encouraging.  I've already listed the advanced battery tech in the lab now.

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1 hour ago, birdguy said:

I'm guessing the British equivalent to our Home Depot or Lowes.

 

Spot on Mr Noel. 

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Are you going to get an electric truck?

 

No way, too big for UK roads, and gigantic for Guernsey baby roads where extreme precision is a requirement. I feel for my daughter learning to drive here, way, way harder than the UK. 

I fancy the Model Y. Taller than the Model 3 so easier for me to get in and out with a dodgy disc. And a hatchback with plenty of room for the sort of DIY I might do. The only thing I'm not so fond of is the Tesla obsession with "reinventing the wheel". Conventional instruments work great, no need for everything on a touchscreen. And is there really a need for such a big display? Bet I'd get used to it though. Would prefer regen on the brake pedal too, rather than this bonkers "one foot driving". 

 

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Do steering techniques differ from standard 2 front wheel steering to single rear wheel steering?  What about when you find yourself in a skid in ice or snow?

 

Like all modern cars it has every acronym related to safety. ABS traction control all that stuff. As for three wheels, a single wheel at the front is notoriously unstable on a car, but two wheels on the front and one on the back is  stable. Some very high performance cars have been built that way.

For example the Slingshot and my favourite...

The T-Rex!

2009 Campagna T-Rex (CC-1428151) for sale in Farmingdale, New York

T-REX models

 

 

 

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I think my problem with the T-Rex and the Aptera would be I know a lot of people in town and they would always know where I was.  "Hey, Noel, saw you parked at WalMart the other day.  What did you buy?" or "Is anything wrong Noel?  You were parked at the hospital yesterday?"

They may be too outlandish for small conservative city like Roswell.

Noel

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Check this out. Electric conversion Beetle against a Lotus. Lotus doesn't stand a chance. 

This company in the UK covert all manner of electric cars into electric.

 

 

 

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Where do I put my groceries Martin?  In the back seat?  I have problem getting myself out of the car let alone trying to reach in a get them out of the back seat.

Now all of bags I get from shopping aside from a single small item that can fit in the front seat all go in the trunk.   I give the bag boy at the grocery store a dollar tip for wheeling the basket out to the car and putting the groceries in the trunk.

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