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News Lightyear One Solar Car First Deliveries Expected By The End Of 2021

Lightyear One Solar Car First Deliveries Expected By The End Of 2021

Solar cells on the Lightyear One provide over 60 km of “free” range per day


  • Only 946 will be built.

  • It will be priced at 150,000 euros.

  • The range is said to be over 700 km WLTP.


Lightyear is a small business that was founded by five students that attended the University of Eindhoven. Together, they developed and test the One, and finally, after years of work, the car is being produced.

The Solar-Powered Lightyear One Electric Car Has Real-World Potential

The Lightyear One is, as we reported back in June of 2019, a cross between a Honda Clarity and a typical single-seater solar car. This now production car features four doors and an extremely modern cabin. All expected creature comforts are accounted for including Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, wireless charging, and cup holders.

The One is powered by four in-wheel motors which will bring the five-meter-long car to 100 km/h in about 10 seconds. The extremely aerodynamic electric car is said to offer up to 725 km of range (WLTP). This solar car is covered in five square meters of solar cells capable of providing more than 60 km of additional range.

Only 946 examples of this unique, according to Automobile Propre, ultra-efficient, lightweight car will be assembled. Reservations are open now and the initial down payment is the full asking price of 150,000 euros. The car is offered in Europe and specifically in Norway and Switzerland.

Lightyear One | Photo: Lightyear

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Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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