The European electric car (EV) company Lightyear One has unveiled its first production vehicle, called the Lightyear Zero.
It's a zero-emissions car powered by a regular battery which is used in standard electric vehicle. It also has solar panels that are mounted on the bonnet and the roof.
The core of the Lightyear car design is very modern with its fastback-style body and aero alloy wheels. an elevated rear bumper as well as an LED bar on the rear.
The rear wheels are equipped with an aero cover that is claimed by the manufacturer to provides 12km of additional distance on charge. The aerodynamic design has the drag coefficient to be 0.19.
It also gets a solar bonnet and roof, comprised of 'five square meters with double-curved solar arrays'. The Lightyear 0 makes use of recycled and sustainable materials to make its interiors.
The company claims you can achieve more than 1,000km range on two charges. Sunlight exposure by itself will give extra 70km of range.
The company has revealed that the model that is ready for production will consist the power of a 60kWh power pack.
Like other EVs It's also capable of rapid charging too, at the rate of an hour's charge, which provides 520km of range.
It can travel 625 kilometers on a single charge. Of which, 70 km of range is obtainable through solar power alone.
The company claims that its extremely efficient motors coupled with an aerodynamic design aid the EV to provide this kind of range.
Lightyear Zero is regarded as an electric vehicle that is the most energy efficient vehicle on the planet at present with only 10.5 kWh of power per 100 km of highway speed.
For powertrains it has four motors that can be controlled independently to provide better grip. It has the highest solar energy yield of 11,000km in areas with intense sunlight.
Production of the car is expected to begin very soon and be then the car will begin deliveries in the month of November 2022.