See the solar-electric car able to run 450 miles on a single charge: the Lightyear One!

07/09/2019

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The Lightyear One is the solution to the fear of driving an electric car on a long trip. With its solar panel, it can easily run for 450 miles on just a single charge. Click here for full details!

Lightyear One, the pioneer long-distance-solar electric-car has been unveiled by Lightyear, Dutch startup company. It can travel for up to 450 miles (725km) also a battery that you can charged from a standard 230V socket charge station or using energy from sunlight.

The solar panels span the bonnets and the roof, which the automaker claims is strong to the extent that a fully-grown adult could walk on them without any form of dent.    

Lightyear One, the pioneer long-distance-solar electric-car has been unveiled by Lightyear, Dutch startup company. It can travel for up to 450 miles (725km) also a battery that you can charged from a standard 230V socket charge station or using energy from sunlight.

The solar panels span over the bonnets and the roof, which the automaker claims it is very strong to the extent that fully-grown adult would walk on without any form of dents.

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The Lightyear One comes equipped with both electric and solar power

You can charge up this all-electric solar car up to nearly 250 miles (400km) from a regular 230V socket in just a night, while additional 7.5 miles (12km) of range would be added  by the solar panels in just one hour.

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The Lightyear One is set to come out by 2021 and every customer must pay a certain fee for reservation

Lightyear believes the addition of solar panels would reduce the number of charging stops when embarking on long trips.

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Lightyear One Unveiling: The electric car that charges itself with sunlight

The four in-wheel motors will power this 5-seater car. The drivetrain will be able to accelerate from a standstill of zero to 100 km/hr in 10 seconds.

To get this car, you would have to cough out a sum of 60 million naira (£134k). If you want to be among the buyers of the first 500 ‘pioneer’ units, you would have to pay 47 million naira (£134k) as reservation fee till 2021, before you can get the car.

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Oluwaseun Adeniji is a passionate writer and a poet with special interest in writing about cars. He is a master degree holder in international conflict and management. He enjoys feeding the public with the latest auto gist and well researched car reviews. He is also a strong football lover. So, if Oluwaseun is not writing, expect him to be reading about sports.

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