Dutch startup Lightyear has completed work on its first model One. The innovative electric car with solar panels is already ready for mass production and will be sold at a price of 250 thousand euros. This is reported by the official website of Lightyear.
Lightyear One was worked on for six years, and its first prototype was shown to the public back in 2019. Initially, a batch of 964 autos will be released: cars will be delivered to customers in November.
The new one is a streamlined five-door lift back with an elongated silhouette. Its aerodynamics are well-developed – the drag coefficient is only 0.19.
Lightyear One Sizes:
- Length – 5083 mm
- Width – 1972 mm
- Height – 1445 mm
The body panels and interior trim are made of recycled plastic. Four displays are installed on the front panel at once – a virtual instrument panel, a 10.1-inch touchscreen, and a pair of camera monitor replacing rearview mirrors. The trunk volume is 640 liters, and a 12-liter compartment for small luggage is provided between the front seats.
Considering the price, the Lightyear One package is not too rich – climate control, parking sensors, cruise control, rain, and light sensors.
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Four motor wheels with a total capacity of 177 hp allow an electric car weighing 1575 kg to accelerate to 100 km / h in 10 seconds and develop 160 km / h. Solar panels on the roof and hood provide up to 70 km of mileage per day in clear weather and 35 km in cloudy weather.
That is, during daily operation in the city, an electric car can not be charged – there are enough solar panels. The 60 kWh rechargeable battery is designed for long-distance travel – its charge is enough for 625 km.