Lightyear unveils the first long-range solar car on June
The prototype of the first long-range solar car will be unveiled in Katwijk (Netherlands) on June 25th by Lightyear, the Dutch pioneer in clean mobility.
The Lightyear One, their proof of concept car, will be the first concrete step towards Lightyear’s mission of making clean mobility available for everyone, everywhere. The Lightyear One was designed from the ground up to solve two of the biggest drawbacks of electric cars: range and charging.
The 4-wheel drive car is designed to go for long periods without cable-charging. The battery alone has a range of 600-800 kilometers, depending on the usage. When it does need to be charged, the model’s energy efficiency makes it charge up to three times faster than any other electric car on the market. This means drivers can charge up to 400 km overnight with an ordinary power socket, providing them with the freedom to use the Lightyear One in places without electric car charging infrastructure.
In the summer of 2019, Lightyear will open a new office and launch the first prototype of the Lightyear One. The first series models will be delivered in 2020.