World’s first solar-powered passenger car on roads next year
A Dutch start-up has designed an electric vehicle that runs solely on solar energy, and aims to deliver its first models next year. The car will also be available to lease.
The idea of EVs powered by integral solar cells is gaining momentum. Hyundai and Kia Motors, for example, are developing EV solar roofs, and there are several solar car races around the world featuring non-commercial prototypes.
Lightyear is taking the idea to a new level by preparing commercial production of its solar powered car – the Lightyear One. And the firm is collaborating with Dutch peer LeasePlan to make the Lightyear One available for leasing.
රුපියල් 80,000 ගෙවල දැන් වෙන්කරගන්න පුළුවන්. ගාන මිලියන 23, ලැබෙන්නේ 2020.
ලංකාවෙ ක්රමේට අනුව ඊළඟ ප්රශ්නේ “සෙකන් හෑන් මාකට්එක කීයක් වෙයිද”
මොකද අපි වාහන ගන්නෙ ඊළඟ අයිතිකාරයට අවශ්ය විදියට නිසා,
එච්චරට දුරදිග හිතන ජාතියක් අපි!
Buyers of the Lightyear One – which comes with a 400 km or 800 km range buffered in the battery – can reserve one now for delivery next year. However the eco-friendly auto does not come cheap, with prices starting from €119,000, excluding taxes. Buyers who choose a post-2020 delivery date can at least pay a smaller deposit.
The Lightyear One, which can accommodate five people, can charge from sunlight, a standard household power socket or EV charging point, or an EV fast charger. It can drive for up to 800 km without sunlight and features a household power socket to charge phones or tablets on the move.
The innovative model will also be capable of supplying solar energy to a house