Solar Car from Lightyear One

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Solar Car from Lightyear One

Post by DaveBerlin » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:44 am

Now the next Generation of Cars are starting to appear.This Solar Powered Car has been developed by the Dutch company Lightyear - Dave :)

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The car created by Dutch startup Lightyear has a charging port to plug into a charger. But the solar panels can charge the Lightyear One's batteries at a rate of about 7.5 miles of charge every hour. That's slow compared to plugging it in. Still if you parked it outside your office on a sunny day it could soak up enough power to drive 60 miles, which is more than most people drive on a typical day.
The company was founded in 2016 by several members of Eindhoven University of Technology's team that won the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, a competition for solar-powered cars. If it reaches production, Lightyear One will be the company's first car.
The batteries hold enough energy for 450 miles of driving, the company says. The solar panels will work even when the car is moving, meaning that as you're going down the highway assuming you're traveling in the daytime the sun's energy will replenish at least some of the power you're using. On a long drive, help from the sun could add as much as 50 miles to a fully charged battery.

https://venturebeat.com/2019/06/25/ligh ... 450-miles/

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