The Lightyear One EV has debuted, and it is a fully electric car that has solar panels on its roof. The odd design is a purposeful design to make the car as aerodynamic as possible and adds to the rides claimed 450-mile driving range per charge.
The most interesting thing about the Lightyear One is that the car has solar panels on the roof that gather electricity as it drives. Lightyear says that the solar panels can gather enough electricity for 25km of driving range per day.
The panels on the roof are designed so that they can function even if part of the panels are in shade. The car has four in-wheel motors, and they are aimed at pure efficiency, not performance. Pricing for the Lightyear One starts at €149,000 or about $170,000.