Recently Tesla manufacturers company has tested it's Lightyear One prototype car which has given a 710 km average with a single charge. The EV maker said this car is the world’s first long-range solar electric vehicle.
It has been observed that the cooling system, the battery performance, the software operation of the car is brilliant. The consumees has the opportunity to drive for months without charging.
The co-founder and CEO of Lightyear Lex Hoefsloot said, 'This is the company's important engineering and technological milestone as the performance of the electric car validates the former's patented technology". He further said, “This prototype has over 440 miles of range with an energy consumption of only 137 Wh/Mile at 53 miles an hour. This milestone is a great confirmation of the scalability of our business model. We are confident that in the coming months, we will be able to reach a similar level of energy consumption at highway speed. Lowering the energy consumption per mile of an EV means that you can provide a lot of range on a small battery". Hoefsloot also explains that adding solar cells to low-energy consuming cars can be an advantage as it can gain about 45 miles of charge on a sunny day.
The 946 Lightyear Ones is planned to launch in the first half of 2022 and further the updated version of its will be presented to the masses by 2024.