500 miles is likely the absolute limit anyone would drive in a day, expect for a few diehard road warriors. When I was looking at a cross country trip to take a job detail a number of years ago, 5-600 miles was the most I was planning for. Government rules only require around 350 miles a day to be considered a full day's travel. A 500 mile car would likely be 400 miles under worst case weather/road conditions. Everyone is going to have to stop every so often for a bathroom break, and likely a food stop as well. Even travelling alone I was figuring on stopping every 2-3 hours, even if only for a quick stop. The car I was planning to take at the time had about a 500 mile range at freeway speeds (Niro PHEV).
That sounds about right for one driver. Tag team can drive forever.
The longest I recall driving in a day was Chula Vista to Campbell CA, which is right about there at ~500 miles. I remember it being excruciating getting through the general LA area, but otherwise just a lot of driving. I stopped once to fuel and grab a bit to eat while driving, and the trip was just about8 hours.
I was in my thirties then, and I was on the verge of having a headache.
No horse, I just think it’s pretty good to see a range like that. I have zero interest in an aptera, I would rather go open on a CanAm Spyder 3-wheeler. Can’t split lanes or anything, but those are a comfortable ride.
I did my house to Las Vegas on the ‘07 BMW K1200gt I sold about a year ago. 470 miles. I took stops when I felt like stopping, and I still made it in under 9 hours, and I was beat from being in the wind for that long. That’s a marathon day for any touring bike, and a K12gt is a sport tourer. But it was made for the autobahn, and will cruise comfortably at 100+ all day if you can avoid the law. I put the windscreen all the way up and sit in a engineered air bubble with almost no buffeting from the front. Luckily no major side wind; that is what will wear a motorcycle rider out.
I went on the beemer forum to brag and another guy just did almost 600 👀
I was beat and stayed a day to pull handles before going on to the Grand Canyon and eventually Carlsbad Caverns NM. A 2-week personal vacation and bucket list ride. It was awesome 😎