• Lightyear One debuts as the first long-range solar-powered electric car

    3 monthes ago - By TechCrunch

    Electric cars are better for the environment than fossil fuel-burning vehicles, but they still rely on the grid, which can be variously dirty or clean depending on what sources it uses for its energy. The new Lightyear One is a prototype vehicle that would improve that by collecting the power it needs to run from the sun.
    Lightyear, a startup from the Netherlands born as Stella, has come a long way since it won a Crunchie award in 2015 , with a vehicle that now looks ready for the road. The Lightyear One prototype vehicle unveiled today has a sleek, driver-friendly design and also boasts a...
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  • Lightyear One solar EV claims a 450-mile range

    Lightyear One solar EV claims a 450-mile range

    3 monthes ago - By SlashGear

    A new electric car that can get power from the sun called the Lightyear One has been unveiled. The car is strange looking and has solar panels on its roof. The big claim for the car is that it can drive for 450 miles on a single charge. The odd design is the result of the team doing all it...
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  • The Lightyear One is a prototype ‘solar car' with 450 miles of range

    The Lightyear One is a prototype ‘solar car' with 450 miles of range

    3 monthes ago - By The Verge

    Lightyear has unveiled the first prototype of the Lightyear One , an electric vehicle covered in solar panels that it plans to start delivering to consumers in 2021. The car company was founded in 2016 by ex-members of Solar Team Eindhoven , a team of engineering students who won the solar-powered World Solar Challenge race in 2013, 2015, and 2017.
    While the team claims that the car will get 450 miles of range from its built-in battery, the real draw is the car's five square meters of solar panels, which cover its roof and hood and can charge the car's battery with up to 12 km of range an...
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  • The Lightyear One is a solar-powered car with an eye-watering price

    The Lightyear One is a solar-powered car with an eye-watering price

    3 monthes ago - By Engadget

    Ever wanted to own an electric car that can charge itself? Soon, that could be a very real possibility. Dutch clean mobility company Lightyear today debuted its long-range prototype, the Lightyear One, with a range of 725 km and a small b...
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  • Lightyear One luxury electric car uses solar panels for a charging boost

    Lightyear One luxury electric car uses solar panels for a charging boost

    3 monthes ago - By Pocket-lint

    One of the first questions asked by people looking at electric cars is why it doesn't have solar panels in the bodywork for charging all the time. Well, that's what Lightyear One have done, packing in 5 square metres of solar panels in the roof and bonnet of its new car. That allows the internal battery to charge from daylight, meaning that this is a car that's charging when you're on the road. Lightyear says that it will charge at up to 12km/h and if you think about that in terms of the charge you could get when the car is just sitting in a car park while you're at the beach - and you can...
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