Tesla have a new competitor. With great reserve, and even solar energy

The Dutch company Lightyear has unveiled a prototype five-seat electric vehicle Lightyear One, equipped with solar panels mounted on the roof and the hood and allow the car to “refuel” on the go. But this is not the only distinctive feature of a novelty. The main advantage of the new electric vehicle is its reserve, which was higher than any other electric competitor in the market.

Specification electric Lightyear One

According to the manufacturers technical features of the new Lightyear One, the vehicle length is 5 057 mm, width — 1 898 mm. Height auto — 1 426 mm. Electric car equipped with four electric motors and battery pack, the capacity which the manufacturer has, unfortunately, not reported. At the same time States that reserve their new items is 725 kilometers on a single charge of the battery, which is almost a quarter more than the most “charged” version of the Tesla from Elon musk — the Model S. the latter, the figure is 595 kilometers away. To 100 km/h the Dutch electric car accelerates for 10 seconds.

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Features recharging the electric vehicle Lightyear One

Refilling the batteries of an electric vehicle is provided with placed on separate elements of the body solar panels with a total area of 5 square meters. According to the manufacturer, for each spent in the sun an hour these panels add to the reserve, 12 km away. in Other words, the owner of the car, driving 30 miles to work in the morning, after 8 hours will receive additional 96 km of course not even One Lightyear connecting to the mains. However, the manufacturer says that the actual number will depend on the region of use of the electric vehicle and time of year. In the example of the embodiment, when the vehicle moves in the Netherlands, where the climate is very humid, and the sun shines not so bright. In summer, solar panels can add about 30 miles a day, and in winter — about 7 mi.

Of course, the manufacturer has provided the possibility of charging the batteries and using more traditional methods — in special charging stations or from the usual outlets.

How much is this miracle technology?

The company is taking pre-orders for its new product, but the offer is still limited and amounts to only 500 copies. For the right to reserve a car to the potential owner will have to pay out of pocket 119 000 euros (about 8.5 million rubles at the current exchange rate). Admission Lightyear One in the official sale, the cost of electric “santamobile” will amount to 149 000 euros (almost 10.7 million). A lot of money for a chance to feel the future, it should be noted. For the same amount you may be able to buy the best to date (according to polls) electric car (a Tesla of course, in what car there are still such “chips”), to cover the roof of his house with solar panels, and the surrender to go to the restaurant.

In serial production “santamobile” Lightyear One will be launched in 2021.

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