Lightyear has announced that they will unveil their first long range solar car on the 25th of June, the Lightyear One.
The company has revealed that they will be showing off a prototype vehicle of the Lightyear One in the Netherlands on June the 25th.
Lightyear’s approach uses several innovations to free the driver and take the car anywhere. The Lightyear One was designed from the ground up to solve two of the biggest drawbacks of electric cars: range and charging. The 4-wheel drive car is designed to go for long periods without cable-charging. The battery alone has a range of 600-800 kilometers, depending on the usage. When it does need to be charged, the model’s energy efficiency makes it charge two or three times faster than any other electric car on the market. This means drivers can charge up to 400km overnight with an ordinary power socket, providing them with the freedom to use the Lightyear One in places without electric car charging infrastructure.
The revolutionary engineering of the Lightyear One isn’t limited to power. Its optimised aerodynamics, light weight and four independent in-wheel motors deliver torque with very high efficiencies; Lightyear ensures that its car makes the most of every bit of energy it produces.
You can find out more information about the new Lightyear One over at the company’s website at the link below.