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Aptera Shows Off Simple Wiring System and Mentions Tesla

Aptera is getting ready for production of its solar paneled, 3 wheeled EV, and it mentioned Tesla in its latest update about its wiring.

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Aptera and Tesla

Aptera is the first company I see that is regularly mentioning Tesla and using its charge port for its vehicles. I think this is smart for Aptera to do because I believe that one day, Tesla will buy Aptera. The Aptera 3-wheel vehicle with solar panels will become a staple of efficiency and its cost will be brought down such that it can be affordable in countries like India.

I think when Aptera launches its IPO, which will be some time after it starts production, that we may see Tesla swoop in and buy them.

One Twitter user said that Aptera was making a mistake by using the NACS connector and not a CCS connector. I think this is incorrect. The NACS connector by Tesla is smaller, easier to carry, and much easier to use. The connector will allow an Aptera to use Tesla Superchargers as is. It's a no-brainer move.

Will this wiring be a 48 volt architecture, which Tesla said their next generation vehicles are going to move to? I don't think Aptera will start with that, but they will eventually move to that architecture.

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Aptera Wiring

The wiring from the Aptera is actually really simple. There's not a lot of it, and that's good. You have orange wires going to each of the three wheels.

There are blue wires going to the front of the vehicle and top, likely to integrate with solar panels and other things. Then, you have wires that go to the motor in the back and all the way to the front.

I'm hoping that some of these wires are going to cameras in the Aptera, because Aptera will want the ability for its vehicles to become autonomous. If I was Aptera, I would want to license Tesla's FSD software and not spend money on that right now. Aptera should just get a working vehicle mass-produced first.

Aptera is releasing regular updates on its Twitter page, and I love that they are following the spirit of Tesla in how they are operating. This is going to give them a good chance of success. It won't guarantee success, but they are following a proven model in Tesla. That means Aptera is focused on engineering and cost reduction.

What do you think of the Aptera wiring? Is it good that Aptera is following Tesla in the way it is functioning as a company?

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La Bamba (not verified)    March 9, 2023 - 10:22PM

Tesla just isn't smart enough to buy Aptera. They'll just keep making the same old designs with a slightly modified look.