Cause I'm a curious cat and an engineer myself, I decided to use whatever numbers I could find to calculate the power consumption of Aptera. In this blog post, I'll lead you through a basic calculation to show approximate power consumption for drag, rolling resistance, electronic losses and auxiliary systems. These calculations are based on some assumptions, so for the final numbers, refer to the testing done by Aptera themselves. Still, I thought it was nice to have some understanding about the distribution of the energy usage and how it is influenced by cruising speed.
Enjoy reading! If you find something off in my analysis, please let me know.