Lightyear One solar car charges itself and will have a 500-mile range

7 Jul 2017   Electric Cars

A Dutch startup is planning to bring a completely solar-powered electric car to market, which could theoretically let some drivers go for months without plugging it in. The ne plus ultra of electric cars might be in the works, thanks to a team of alumni from Solar Team Eindhoven , which has been developing prototypes of 4-seater solar family cars for the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge since 2012. The startup Lightyear promises to combine onboard solar cells with an efficient battery pack and an optimized design to deliver a road legal 4-seat electric car that can charge itself from sunlight. We’ve heard claims like this before , but have yet to see one of these electric unicorns fully come to life, other than as entries into events such as the World Solar Challenge. According to the company, its Lightyear One model will not only be capable of driving between […]

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