The World's First Solar Powered Car Available to Consumers

An electric car ready to hit the market this fall has something even better than electric power. Lightyear 0 is the world's first solar powered car! Instead of a battery, the car features a solar array across the roof and hood, collecting power from sunlight. This gives it a range of around 70 kilometers (43 miles) per day in optimal conditions. Don't park it in the garage or under a tree! If you live in a sunny area, you could go months without having to charge the vehicle. But if you do need to charge it up, you can just plug it into an outlet at home instead of driving to a charging station.

So what's the catch? The first model, to be sold in Europe, will be quite expensive, at about €250,000. The company hopes to generate enough interest to expand production and eventually bring the price down to around €30,000. That will take a few years. Read more about Lightyear 0 at My Modern Met. -via Damn Interesting

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