February 4, 2009 Aptera have displayed two prototypes at the Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) conference held annually at Long Beach California and have revealed more specifications for the 2009 production 2e that we reported on just days ago. The big news is finally some specs for the powertrain. The 1500lb (680kg) curb weight Aptera 2e will have a 60 ft/lb (81 Nm) electric motor driving the front wheels through a 10:1 single speed gearbox with power provided at 336 volts by a 10 – 13 kw/hr Lithium iron phosphate battery pack.
Still no details on battery supplier, motor type or power output at this stage. Without knowing the motor type (the Aptera does have regeneration, so the motor is either a BLDC or AC Induction type) or the torque curve we can only calculate an educated guess based on the torque figure and gearbox ratio information provided. The 2e electric motor power output could be in the range of 100 hp (75kw) at over 13,000 rpm. While that might not sound like much, with such a lightweight chassis and super low 0.15 Cd drag coefficient much less power is required to equal the performance of a heavy conventional steel vehicle.
Full released specs:53" high x 91.0" wide x 173" long111" wheelbase80.5" front track0.15 Coefficient of drag5" ground clearance1500 lbs curb weight
Electric motor torque: 60FtLb torque110v 15A charge time: 8 hrsBattery output: 10-13 Kw/hr battery packBattery voltage: 336V DC Nominal Traction VoltageTransmission: Gearbox 10:1 ratioBattery Type: Lithium Ion PhosphateFront Suspension: Independent unequal length A-armRear Suspension: Swing ArmSteering: Manual Steering, tilt steering columnBrakes: Manual Brakes, dual circuit brake hydraulics, mechanical brake proportioning, 3-wheel discWheels: 14-inch High Strength Stamped Steel wheelsSize: P165/65R14Range: Up to 100 miles per charge
Warranty:Basic: 4/50,000Powertrain: 4/50,000Corrosion: 12/unlimitedRoadside: 4/50,000
Features: (S=standard, O=optional)Push Button Start: SElectronic shift PRNDL (shift controller): SAM/FM/MP3/WMA with 5 speakers and MP3/Smart Phone Connectivity: SDVD Navigation System: OPower up/down windows with Driver side one-touch and anti-pinch: SPower automatic door locks with anti-lockout feature: SCenter console armrest with two cup holders: SOverhead mounted LED Dome Lights: SRecycled Fabric-trimmed seats and door panels: SLeatherette (recycled materials) trimmed steering wheel: SDefroster-linked CFC-free automatic climate control with electric inverter compressor air conditioning: SOne 12V auxilliary power outlets and One 12V USB Outlet: SRetractable passenger-assist grips at all doors: SDual color-keyed power outside mirros: SAerodynamic multi-reflector halogen headlamps: SWasher-linked variable intermittent windshield wipers: SRear window defogger with timer: SRear Electronic rear hatch locking system (sic): SSolar Energy-Reflecting glass: SSmart Key System (Proximity locking/starting) Maintenance key & cylinder to prevent accidental lock out: SRemote keyless entry system with 2-stage unlocking, panic function and remote illuminated entry: SBackup camera: ODriver and front passenger Airbag System: SFront and rear crumple zones and side-impact door beams: SEngine immobilizer: SCenter high-mount stop lamp: SEmergency Tire inflation system: S3-point front outboard seatbelts with adjustable shoulder anchors and driver-side Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR), front passenger Automatic/Emergency Locking Retractor (ALR/ELR): SDriver and front passenger seatbelt with seat belt starter interlock: SDirect Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS): SAnti-theft system: O
Via Josh on Apteraforum.