The last time i looked ... this thread was about finding something that would replicate the Aptera, ! .. the Wind does not do that in its current form.
Hillhater wrote:I thought the thread was about replicating an " Aptera" type vehicle ! ?
I dont think the Aptera had any pretensions of being anything less than a EV " car replacement" for regular practical use.
You wont be able to do that with any superlight, un licienced, unregulated, vehicle.
This is why i said someone should define the basic requirements, or this thread will simply be a dumping space for every daydream in our heads.
Harold in CR wrote:If anyone is seriously interested in starting this project, here are some specs to begin the figures and start up budget. I have been away from the States, and, have no access to supplies, but, I know places in S Florida I used to deal with.
53" high x 91.0" wide x 173" long
80.5" front track.
0.15 Coefficient of drag
5" ground clearance
1500 lbs curb wt.
Electric motor torque: 60FtLb torque
110v 15A charge time: 8 hrs.
Battery output: 10-13 KWh battery pack.
Battery voltage: 336V DC Nominal Traction Voltage
Transmission: Gear box 10:1 ratio
Battery Type: Lithium Iron Phosphate
Front Suspension: Independent unequal length A-arm
Rear Suspension: Swing Arm
Steering: Manual Steering, tilt steering column
Brakes: Manual Brakes, dual circuit brake hydraulics, mechanical brake proportioning, 3-wheel disc
Wheels: 14-inch High Strength Stamped Steel wheels
Range: Up to 100 miles per charge.......
Hillhater wrote:Actually that 18A figure came straight from the " lithiumstorage.com" page ( a USA site i believe ?)
Maybe they know something we dont ?
http://lithiumstorage.com/index.php?mai ... b5c51da7cb
pelle242 wrote:what is an ATV legally? In EU its a motorcycle... Or cant you register an ATV for road use?
Alan B wrote:If you are going to make it bike legal with pedals, that means 15-20mph and 200-250-750-1000 watts max too. Subject to lots of varying regulation. Not much of a vehicle.
RCW 46.04.330 wrote:"Motorcycle" means a motor vehicle designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground, on which the driver:
(1) Rides on a seat or saddle and the motor vehicle is designed to be steered with a handlebar; or
(2) Rides on a seat in a partially or completely enclosed seating area that is equipped with safety belts and the motor vehicle is designed to be steered with a steering wheel.
"Motorcycle" excludes a farm tractor, a power wheelchair, an electric personal assistive mobility device, a motorized foot scooter, an electric-assisted bicycle, and a moped.
TylerDurden wrote:I also reckon for the sake of the discussion, that concepts emulating Aptera design goals are fair game: roadworthy, four-season, stylish, high efficiency and advanced technology.
I will add practicality to the list: If an octogenarian can't easily get themselves in & out, or if it can't carry two people and a week's worth of their groceries, it's off my list.
"The Roadie" is currently Under Construction at the Hughes Factory.
As of the end of 2008, we believe we are the only company to be seriously designing and developing a light electric vehicle in Australia.
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