As I posted several months ago the future of EV’s would include self-charging vehciles and the future is now: Drive for months without charging Lightyear 0 charges itself whenever the roof absorbs daylight. Charging becomes a journey, not a destination. https://lightyear.one/
Drive for months without charging – OTF
…as long as you’re content to not drive very far each day on average…
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“…as long as you’re content to not drive very far each day on average…”
and have a parking spot in full sun most of the day. OK…you can put it in the garage after sunset and take it out before sunrise. If you have a shady driveway or street, you’re out of luck. Same if you have covered parking at work. Plus when it snows, you better get out there right away and get the snow off the solar panels on the car. Rain? Well, just don’t drive.
And if you live in the "Sunshine State’ of Florida, or the sunnier state of California, New Mexico, Arizonia, Utah, Southern Colorado, South Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, or Mississippi, you have no problems as they many more sunny days than not. Plus the cars CAN be plugged if necessary.
In New Hampshire it is illegal to drive a snow-covered vehicle as people have been killed by flying ice and snow from cars and trucks.
Drive for months without charging Lightyear 0 charges itself whenever the roof absorbs daylight. Charging becomes a journey, not a destination. https://lightyear.one/
I won’t be holding my breath for this vehicle to make it to mass production while meeting all of their bold claims. In fact I’d bet good money that it won’t happen. Looks like a hype machine, not real.
When I see a production prototype tested and verified by a third party, I’ll believe it.
I’m an Aptera reservation holder and investor…but I hate how the focus gets put on the solar charging part of the vehicle. The major difference between Lightyear One / Aptera and other EVs is the major emphasis on high mpge. This is useful regardless of whether the vehicle is used in Seattle or Arizona or parked in a garage or in the sun. The solar cell part is a minor part of the cost / complexity of the vehicle - on the Aptera, changing from minimum solar cell coverage to maximum solar cell coverage raises the price only $900. For the Lightyear One, the solar charging capability is probably < 1% of the cost of the car.