How well do you think Aptera will do in setting a new range record? I just read that a stock Hyundai's KONA with a 64kWh battery set a new range record of 1026 km on a test track by going an average of 29 and 31 km/h (to reflect typical inner-city traffic speeds in Europe). (That's 637.5 miles going 18 to 19 mph for us English unit users.) (https://cleantechnica.com/2020/08/17/hyundai-kona-electric-sets-range-record-of-1026-kilometers/) They were fairly efficient too, using only 6.24 kWh per 100 km.
I'm sure Aptera will be able to fly well pass those records, but by how much do you think?
Aptera is expecting to go 1000 miles (1,600 km) on its 100 kWh battery, or 600 miles (966 km) on a 60 kWh battery. And those are on the EPA test cycle which includes speeds up to 75 mph (121 km/h).
Aptera's calculated efficiency is expected to be less than 100 Wh per mile, which works out to be under 6.21 kWh per 100 km, close to the Hyundai record efficiency, but that's using the much higher speed EPA combined highway and city test cycle.
Any guesses as to how Aptera will do on the track?
Don't forget that Aptera can "cheat"! Aptera can recharge up to another 40+ (EPA speed) miles per day!