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Lightyear One solar-powered electric car with 450-miles of range REVEALED


Lightyear One

Lightyear One (Image: LIGHTYEAR)

Lightyear has just unveiled an all-new long range solar electric car today. The prototype vehicle was presented to a select audience of investors, customers, partners and press at the TheaterHangaar in Katwijk, the Netherlands. While there are electric car startups cropping up all the time, the Lightyear One is being pitched as a long-range solar-powered car. The startup is claiming that the vehicle has an incredible range of up to 450-miles (725km) WLTP range on a single charge.

Lightyear One

Lightyear One (Image: LIGHTYEAR)

Developing the car was a team that consists of some multiple time winners of the Solar Challenge.

The car is made from high-tech low weight materials and the roof and hood comprised of five square meters of integrated solar cells in safety glass so strong that a fully-grown adult can walk on them without causing dents.

According to the firm its solar panels are capable of charging the battery, something which hasn’t previously been possible before.

It also states that the car will be able to recharge 400km (248-miles) of all-electric range overnight from 230V sockets.