Lightyear One puts more than 700 km with 60 kWh battery

Lightyear One puts more than 700 km with 60 kWh battery-most efficient electric cars market

The solar electric car start-up Lightyear has brought its latest validation prototype to a test track in Germany and achieved a state-of-the-art milestone in its history: The solar-e-car Lightyear One has covered a lot 710 kilometers with a single battery charge. This marks the highest range, which has ever reached an electric car with a 60 kWh battery. The Lightyear One per 100 kilometers has converted only 8.45 kilowatt hours of electricity.

At a speed of 85 km / h, the test drivers drove almost 9 hours with a single charge. Even the most efficient electric cars on the market consume around 50 percent more energy at this relatively low speed. Which ranging share the solar collectors mounted on the vehicle had the company did not share with.

“After four years of hard work and their own development, this confirms the performance of our patented technology and shows that we can really redeem our promise,” says Lex Hoefsloot, CEO of Lightyear. With the first validation test, Lightyear wants to have brought the energy efficiency of electric vehicles to the next level. Because the lowest possible energy consumption ensures that a high range can also be covered with a small battery. And since batteries are dependent on the battery size of the more or less most expensive part of an electric car, Lightyear can work on affordable electric cars in the future with a lot of range, so the company in a recent communication.

According to its own statement, the results of the range test exceeded the expectations and delivered valuable findings to improve the vehicle. From the measurement of the yield of the solar panels to the energy consumption of the cooling system, the Lightyear ONE should now be further improved. For the near future, further tests are imminent, such as crash tests and an official WLTP driving cycle test. And in the first half of 2022 after all, an exclusive series of 946 Lightyear ONE should go in production.

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3 thoughts on “Lightyear One puts more than 700 km with 60 kWh battery”

  1. The e-car of the future:

    Body nuclear, not too high and with solar cells.

    Weight max. 1.500 kg and max. 50 kWh of batteries.

    Maximum speed 120 km / h (legislators should set this limit for all roads).

    For urban cars range 500 kg for 2 persons, 10 kWh for 100 km and solar cells.

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  2. Even the most efficient electric cars on the market consume around 50 percent more energy at this relatively low speed

    Just like the edge note:
    With my Ioniq I consume at constant highway ride with 85-90 km / h
    Nearly 10.2 kW / 100km … without wind shadow

    And that without PV on the car … Wellja, 50% more looks different from ..

    Also this car will find buyers for the price. Mass market capable is something else.

    Nevertheless, it remains exciting

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