Lightyear expects to begin production of its $263,000 solar-powered automobile later this year
At an event this week in the Netherlands, EV startup Lightyear unveiled its first solar-powered electric vehicle, dubbed Lightyear 0. The car, which Lightyear touts as “production-ready,” has a range of 388 miles, 44 of which are obtained solely from solar power.
The Lightyear 0 is the result of six years of engineering study and development. However, it does not appear to be too unlike to the elegant sedan concept first exhibited by the business in 2019. The numbers are a touch more practical: 388 miles against 450 miles for the prototype — but the fundamental shape and design of the car look to be substantially unchanged.