The Dutch company, Lightyear, recently unveiled a distinctive electric car that can operate entirely on solar energy.
Experts in the company indicated that work on developing the Lightyear car took about 6 years, and that the car is now available for order, it will be officially launched in the fall of this year (2022) at a price of 250 thousand euros, according to “Russia Today”.
The designers of this car were able to integrate 5 square meters of solar energy panels into the elements of its external structure, which enables the vehicle's batteries to be charged to run for a distance of 70 kilometers approximately every day. At these stations, the car can travel an additional 35 km, while fully charging the battery enables the car to travel a distance of 520 km.
In order to reduce air resistance and save energy, this car got a streamlined body with door handles designed to be hidden in the chassis. Side mirrors were replaced with cameras that show both sides of the road to the driver via screens inside the cabin.
The new car can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in about 10 seconds, and reach a speed of 160 km / h, while its cabin is equipped with the latest technologies, and its driving interface has a 10.1-inch advanced touch screen and works with the Android Automotive system.
Published on June 24, 2022 on Russia Today