Lightyear reveals ‘world’s first long-range SOLAR automobile’ at Goodwood Pageant of Pace – Mirror On-line


Yesterday on the Goodwood Pageant of Pace Future Lab, Lightyear revealed what it claims is the ‘world’s first long-range photo voltaic automobile.’

The automobile, referred to as the Lightyear One, options huge photo voltaic panels throughout its roof and bonnet, which harness power from daylight.

This power is fed right into a small battery, which may also be electrically charged, similar to some other electrical automobile.

Lightyear One is anticipated to be delivered in 2021 with a reservation payment of €119,000 (£106,000).

Lightyear revealed the automobile on the Goodwood Pageant of Pace

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Talking on the occasion, Lex Hoefsloot, CEO of Lightyear, mentioned: “The Lightyear One will go on sale in Europe in 2021, and now we are able to reveal that we’re additionally growing a right-hand drive model for drivers within the UK.”

Whereas the automobile is undeniably greener than customary vehicles, it stays to be seen how efficient the photo voltaic panels really are.

Talking to Mirror On-line on the occasion, a spokesperson for Lightyear confirmed that on a really sunny day, the automobile would acquire 50-70km-worth of energy from the photo voltaic panels, whereas any additional distances could be powered by the battery.

The automobile options huge photo voltaic panels throughout its roof and bonnet, which harness power from daylight

The within of the Lightyear One

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In the meantime, on a much less sunny day (which within the UK is a lot of the yr), the automobile could be completely reliant of energy from the electrically-charged battery.

Nonetheless, this doesn’t appear to be laying aside clients, with a number of individuals already pre-ordering a Lightyear One.

The beginning-up confirmed the primary 100 models of the Lightyear One have already been reserved, however 500 in whole are to be produced initially.

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