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Lightyear One

Posted: Thu, 25 Jul 2019, 12:43
by Richo
https://lightyear.one/

For $250k no back window, 4 hub motors and enough solar panels to make the car mostly glass you can drive on solar.

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CEO Lex Hoefsloot

Sorry can't help it - every time I see it I keep thinking of the Sinclair C5

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I estimate ~1.5kW of panels on it.

Re: Lightyear One

Posted: Thu, 25 Jul 2019, 12:50
by Richo
Oh and here is Toyota's attempt with a hybrid.

https://global.toyota/en/newsroom/corpo ... 87347.html

Yep you guessed it - its a prius with solar panels clipped onto it.
With 860W of power as long as you stay under 6kph you get to drive with just the power of the sun!
Beats walking :roll:
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Re: Lightyear One

Posted: Thu, 25 Jul 2019, 12:57
by brendon_m
Did they just walk out back with a tek gun, a bunch of poly zips and some flexible panels?

Re: Lightyear One

Posted: Thu, 25 Jul 2019, 13:02
by Richo
Oh no they had to organise the custom vinyl wrap to promote their PV and tek gun job...

Re: Lightyear One

Posted: Wed, 07 Aug 2019, 13:14
by Richo
And now Hyundai has one...
https://www.motoring.com.au/2020-hyunda ... er-119635/
1300km extra per year.
3.5km/day.
Really that's only a 150W panel :?:
Ooooh thats like a saving of $0.16c per day.
$57 a year.
$460 over 8 years.
Almost pays for itself :o

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I'm thinking of a 200W e-bike with 200W panel mounted up top will save the planet better.
100% free from the sun :roll:

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Re: Lightyear One

Posted: Wed, 07 Aug 2019, 13:16
by Richo
Ha ha light year one took down thier photo's...

Here's another
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