The Lightyear One is the world’s first long-range solar electric car and its aim is to be the world’s most sustainable vehicle out there in the market. Aiming to ‘get the most out of every ray of sunshine’, the car is designed to have a sleek, elongated shape “with the hood and roof comprising five square meters of integrated solar cells covered in safety glass.”
By charging from the sun, the car offers an exceptional battery range of 725 km (450 miles).
Founded only in 2016, Lightyear and their designers set out by following not convention but only the laws of physics. Fast forward over two full years and the brand has revealed the first prototype, with over 100 vehicles already sold and set to go into production in 2021.
In case of emergencies, the car can be charged at stations or regular outlets, which I think is a great innovation for cars.
For a solar car, I am amazed by the vast distance the car can cover. It is really expensive, however, costing €119,000 (around $135,000).
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