Lightyear One — The electric car that charges itself with sunlight

Lightyear’s patent portfolio covers innovations for an efficient powertrain, high yield solar roof and optimized thermal management system. The Lightyear One will have a range of 440 miles and will be able to recharge from its own solar roof up to 80% of the annual yield for an average driver in San Francisco.

The company, based at the Automotive Campus in the Brainport Eindhoven region, has been active since November 2016. In the summer of 2019, the Lightyear One was announced worldwide, and the company is now gearing up towards the first customer deliveries at the end of 2021.

Exterior / Performance
Range: 725 km (WLTP)

Drive: All 4 independently controlled., Advanced torque vectoring.

Energy use: 83 Wh/km (WLTP) – excluding HVAC

Acceleration : 0 – 100 km/h in less than 10 seconds

Dimensions (L x W x H) : 5057 x 1898 x 1426 mm

Charging speeds (Amount of range in 1 hour charging)

Solar 12 km
3.7 kW at 230v 35 km
22 kW (Public) 209 km
60 kW (Fast charging) 570 km

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