EVDRIVER wrote: ↑
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:44 pm
The original team was taken over, the second team screwed it up. It's not complicated and the original members were no nonsense. I don't think people here know the long complicated story. Another MNL thread full of misinformed FUD. What next, no demand stories?
Appears there is another "They're baaaack" - with backup?? here's the "reserve" info - https://www.aptera.us/shop
You seemed to know the back story of the first baaaack. What's your opinion now?
My "back of the envelope" calcs show (actually amazed me) that their claims of 1000 miles could be acheivable if you use the parameters that they have claimed. Especially if they have included the full complement of solar panels (3 sq meters) AND max irradiance in their calculations - with the most high efficient cells available. The most exciting part to me is this is a nano-grid on wheels! But that requires that they activate some type of bi-directional energy protocols.
Like the Lilium, it's really out there - a true advance in EVs that American ingenuity can claim currently (just my opinion).
I must confess, I fell for the Fenix Power "reserve" early on - with the full knowledge that it was an outside risk - but just hoping it would result in a realistic commercial operation. I have signed up for the Hummer EV - knowing that I'll likely not order it, but having the backup of GM, I'm not worried. Probably will not "reserve" the Aptera - although I'd sure like to have one that approaches their claims. I was able to actually sit in the Endurance at a show - IMO, it has a promising future, especially in their target arena of "fleet" vehicles. They do need to activate bi-directional protocols for the resilience (microgrids) of the fleet owners for it to make sense - again just my opinion. The reps did not even know what type of charge connector(s) it was going to have - so who knows!
2012 Leaf SL; 46,000 miles. Battery replaced November 1st, 2016.