Electric cars and "green" energy sources are gaining popularity in Europe, and models with a large power reserve have always been in demand. The Dutch company Lightyear has combined all environmental trends in one car: a model called Lightyear One, equipped with solar panels, shows a record range on a single charge of built-in batteries.
The power reserve of the hybrid car, thanks to capacious batteries and five square meters of solar cells on the hood and roof, is 725 kilometers. For comparison, the maximum power reserve configuration of the American Tesla Model S — about 595 kilometers.
Depending on weather conditions, according to the developers, you can drive all 800 without "refueling" — one hour of charging from solar cells on average enough for 12 kilometers. There is also an option of traditional charging from the mains in case of cloudy weather.
The first batch of 500 new products in the Pioneer Edition series will go on sale in early 2021 at a price of about $170 000, the advance payment for booking an electric car will be $135 000. The start of mass production is scheduled for the middle of the same year, and the Deposit payment for the pre-order of the second batch will be $ 21,000. With the development of the line, the manufacturer expects to reduce the cost of production of hybrid cars.