|Body and chassis|
|Body style||5-door Liftback|
|Layout||wheel hub motor, four-wheel-drive|
|Engine||Electric, 80 kW|
|Electric range||725 km (450 miles) (WLTP)|
|Curb weight||~ 1,300 kg (2,866 lb)|
The Lightyear One is a prototype all-electric solar car. Announced on 25 June 2019, production is scheduled to start in 2021.
The Lightyear One is a large hatchback, with the bonnet, roof and boot clad with 5 m2 (54 sq ft) of solar panels, with a WLTP (Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure) range of 725 km (450 miles) and designed with a drag coefficient of Cd=0.20. The company Lightyear claims there are 1,000 solar panels across the car that can add 50–65 km (30–40 miles) of range per day during summer.
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