Lightyear One – Solar electric car - An efficient five adults passenger solar electric car topped with solar cells
The Lightyear One is a solar electric full fledged passenger car for five adults with a total 950L luggage space and a range of 800 km.
The car can be driven for weeks without charging from the electricity grid because it is highly efficient as a result of an extreme low air resistance, four independently controlled in-wheel motors with no transmission loss, state of the art solar power panels and electronics enabling the car to charge directly from the sun. Charging speeds vary from 12 km/h on solar, 35 km/h on a normal socket to 570 km/h with 60 kW fast charging. This car reduces the total amount of CO2 over lifetime (make, use and dispose) of 70% compared to a similar gasoline car and reduces the power consumption from the grid substantially, compared to standard electric vehicles.
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