Sharjah To Test World's First Solar Electric Car

  • Publish date: Friday، 14 October 2022
Sharjah To Test World's First Solar Electric Car

Arriving in the UAE early 2023 is the world’s first production-ready solar car, the Lightyear0. Said to be able to drive for seven months in sunny countries without a charge, the cars manufactured by Lightyear will be tested and sold in the Middle East. The company will manufacture 946 cars.

Lightyear0 has five square metres of solar panels on the roof and bonnet.

Cars tested in Europe have been driven for more than 600 kilometres on a single battery charge.

The curved solar panels draw power from the sun and add about 70 kilometres of driving range from solar energy.

The panels continuously draw power from the sun and top up the electric battery while it is being driven and even when it is parked outdoors.

The design allows the car to drive for months without requiring it to be plugged in for a recharge.

About 150 cars priced at €250,000 ($242,333) were sold in the EU even before the manufacturing facility in Finland begins production at the end of November.

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