After several years of development, the Lightyear One solar electric car finally has its production variant ready: the Lightyear 0. A zero emissions that promises up to seven months of charging, feeding only on the sun’s rays, in sunny environments.
The Lightyear 0born and developed in Europe by this Dutch firm, can now be ordered. Although it is not exactly cheap: its precio starts in the €250,000 before taxes. Customers who wish to do so can request to test it and the first deliveries are expected in November, with the start of production scheduled for October.
It joins another solar electric car to see the light, that of Aptera, which is also close to starting production after receiving more than 22,000 reservations. In his case it is much cheaper, since its price starts at 25,900 dollars (about 24,650 euros at the current exchange rate).
Up to 11,000 km of autonomy per year feeding on the sun’s rays
The Lightyear 0 it’s a sedan 5.08 m wide1.97 m wide and 1.44 m high, boasting a drag coefficient of 0,19 Cx and to have up to 5.0 m² of solar panels spread over the roof and hood.
Despite the fact that his battery is not excessively generous, since he signs the 60 kWh of capacity, promises a range of up to 625 km (WLTP) or 560 km on the highway (at an average speed of 110 km/h).
The key is found in its solar panels, which promise up to 70 km of autonomy per day taking energy from the sun’s rays. per year, you can charge up to 11,000 km rangeat least in sunny areas (the tests have been carried out in the south of Spain).
Despite this, the battery can be charged plugged into an electrical outlet: in a conventional domestic it breathes about 32 km of range every hour.
Although the propeller mounted on this Lightyear 0 is not indicated, its features are announced: its tip is 160 km / h and accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 10 seconds. The weight of this electric and solar sedan is 1,575 kg.
In addition to its mechanical benefits and autonomy thanks to its photovoltaic cells, it is added that it is conceived with recycled materials. The body panels are made from reclaimed carbon, while the upholstery is vegan leather made from recycled PET bottles. And the decorative additions go in restructured rattan palm.
Whether or not this Lightyear 0 is produced in series will be determined by the orders expected for the coming months and which, as usual, account for a large part of the financing. Be that as it may, it is the second electric and solar cash that is ready to be marketed.
Source: Motorpasión by www.motorpasion.com.
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