A Fully Solar-Powered Car Poised to Hit Roads by 2019
Imagine a greener and cleaner future with self-charging and solar-powered vehicles. Do you think this is impossible? Dutch solar-powered car company Lightyear has made this a reality and is all set to release a fully solar-powered vehicle by 2019. The Dutch start-up has even won a Climate Change Innovator Award recently at the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas Synergy Ecogreen Infratech Private Limited .
According to the car company, humans drive around 9.5 trillion kilometres a year and this is reportedly the same distance it takes light to travel in a year. The genesis of Lightyear’s name is based on this number, which also highlights their vision of creating a car that would allow people to travel the nearly the same distance by using only the power of the sun Solar PV Systems EPC Services .
A chic-looking commercial car that would travel around 400 and 800 kilometers would soon be released in 2019. The car, Lightyear One, is said to run the kilometers on a single battery charge, and the unique selling point is that the charging would be wholly on solar energy through the solar panels installed in the car.( Electrical Engineering consultants company ) The car is also said to have the potential of being driven at night and also in cloudy weather only on a battery charge. In this context, Lex Hoefsloot, CEO of Lightyear said that it was a revolutionary step forward, and added that the first model made science fiction a reality with cars being powered using just the sun Solar PV Systems EPC Services .
Meanwhile, critics argue that the concept is impractical. And, in one instance an engineer also calculated the power capacity of a car with a solar roof under an optimal amount of solar radiation, and the results were reported to be underwhelming Government Licensed Registered Electrical Contractors .
However, Lightyear has made solar-powered cars a reality and are planning on producing 10 cars in 2019, for around 119,000 euros, and later moving to 100 cars in 2020.