New Year New Car As Dutch Car Unravel Solar Car.
According to Dailymail, The Dutch car maker Lightyear has announced her first ‘long-range” solar car tha is claim to provide users with around 12,400 miles of motoring round a year using a solar car.
The Lightyear One was unveiled on Tuesday priced at €149,000 – around £134,000. Customers who want to secure one of the first 500 ‘pioneer’ examples with need to pay a reservation fee of €119,000 (£106,166).
The car has a five square metres of solar panels on the roof and bonnet, is claimed to have a range of 725 kilometres (450 miles) from a full charge of the relatively small battery powering the vehicle.
The Department for Transport calculated that the average motorist covers 7,134 miles annually, it means Britons could drive all-year-round for free – granted the sun comes out for long enough to charge the One’s battery.
At the launch event in Katwijk, Holland, bosses revealed key pieces of information about the solar car that’s due to be delivered to owners in 2021.
They said it can be charged directly from the sun, which can generate a maximum of 20,000km worth of free energy per year. And it can also be charged from existing electric vehicle plug-in points while it’s also boosting the batteries using its solar panels, effectively charging much faster than traditional EVs already on the market.