While proponents of high efficiency such as hypermilers, clean technology fans, and environmentalists are prepared to make concessions and even pay more for it, Aptera unquestionably exceeds what people are ready to put up with. And the public at large? They have said a variety of things regarding Aptera’s unconventional and avant-garde styling. The audience for a sperm-shaped, three-wheeled, electric two-seater was never anything but small, a legislator once remarked.
Consequently, it virtually goes without saying that the corporation has a very difficult road ahead of it. It will be difficult to sell anything so unusual to the public because of both what is real (it is a three-wheeled, two-seater) and what is untrue. Myth-busting and educating the public about the car are important components of the sales campaign because it is difficult to convince people of the facts.
The company has already released two videos debunking common myths, and there may be more. First, let’s watch the following video:
In the first video, Quincy Hilla, the company’s digital marketing manager, debunks common fallacies about Aptera. These misconceptions are based on queries and remarks posted on social media and by Aptera users. Like any sensible firm, Aptera has attempted to include customer feedback into the design process, but they are discovering that some of the feedback necessitates telling people that what they are saying is simply untrue.
Space is the first issue that Aptera tackles. No one ever equates a two-seater vehicle with room, but with Aptera, that is incorrect. Its aerodynamic shape required far more space than you may expect in several locations, and the interior space is larger than that of several well-known sedans. They demonstrate how fully loaded an Aptera is with home goods and food, making it evident that in some aspects, the Aptera resembles a tiny pickup. They also demonstrate a number of additional possible fits.
The following misconception she clears up is that a motorcycle license will be necessary. I’ve written about this before, and it’s unquestionably untrue. For vehicles with three wheels but conventional seating, wheels, and pedal controls, almost all jurisdictions now provide an autocycle category that enables people to drive them without a motorcycle license. You can drive without a helmet if you have a standard drivers license.
The following two misconceptions concern visibility. The car’s visibility (particularly the wheel nacelles) and parking appear to be challenges, but once again, they have considered that. The automobile easily fits into regular parking places, and cameras aid improve visibility. You won’t have any trouble getting in or out because the doors even open upward instead of outward.
People have questioned if they will be able to pull up to the Sonic drive-thru and receive a drink through there because of the oddly split windows. It doesn’t seem to be an issue because they show a huge cup being passed through the window with the roll-down portion rolled down. I’ve sat in one, and I concur that you shouldn’t experience any issues.
The business published a follow-up video on numerous additional fallacies on Thursday:
At first, I almost didn’t recognize her, but Quincy also showed the second video (Clark Kent probably would have fooled me into thinking he wasnt Superman too, it seems).
It can’t fit through a drive-through is related to the last myth from the previous episode, according to the first myth from this one. This time, some worry that the vehicles’ warp nacelles and outboard wheels would cause issues while turning in confined spaces. In order to demonstrate that it is undoubtedly possible, they drove the vehicle through an In-N-Out drive-through.
Misunderstandings regarding reservation numbers are a further issue unrelated to the car. Some people mistakenly believe that making an earlier reservation implies they will get the car before others, however the configuration they choose and their location will determine how quickly they receive the car. Aptera should be contacted with any questions regarding that, however they do confirm that the 400-mile car will be produced first, followed by the 250, 600, and 1000-mile models. The first car owners will be those that live close to San Diego (so that any issues may be resolved quickly), with the rest of the US following in 2023. Finally, internationally.
One more worry that individuals have, including me, is that replacing tires can be challenging. They feature a person lifting a prototype car using a lift point, loosening the wheel bolts using a lug wrench, and then changing the tire. They don’t demonstrate how the wheel coverings work because they don’t yet have a car that is ready for mass manufacturing. However, it appears likely that they’ll make the process of removing the covers quite simple given their right to repair concept.
The last myth was largely a repetition of the first one. To demonstrate that pulling into a place and getting in and out of the car are not problematic, they demonstrate it again by having individuals pull into parking spaces. The doors that rise provide access for people to enter and exit, however it appears to be a little challenging.
If you’re like me and don’t park close to other cars, I wouldn’t worry, but if you like to linger around the parking lot with your turn signal on, you’ll undoubtedly encounter a few minor difficulties after you get that perfect spot (and dirty looks from everyone else).
I won’t be covering every single video that Aptera releases, so make sure join subscribe to their channel if you want to see them all as soon as they are released. We’ll continue to cover them here to provide people with sporadic updates whenever there’s something significant or several relevant videos in a row.
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Screenshot from an Apteras film of a car passing through a drive-through lane is used as the featured image.
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