2023 Lightyear 0 Solar Car First Look 

The actual finished product, the so-called Lightyear 0, is now here 

While it looks and sounds a lot like the One, it's the sunny car that will go into production this fall and be delivered to first customers by the end of 2022. 

The Lightyear 0 (zero) sports a strip of solar cells from its snoot to its boot, just like the Lightyear One. 

According to Lightyear, the solar array on top of the 0 is a full five square metres, or 54 square feet, which is the same size as the prototype. 

The 0 loses around 7 miles of driving range per charge without the aero skirts, according to Lightyear 

The rear-side-facing cameras that act as side mirrors are placed insider the small humps behind each front wheel. 

According to Lightyear, the 0 can travel 388 miles on the WLTP test cycle, which is Europe's version of our EPA testing and yields slightly more optimistic range statistics 

The range of the Lightyear 0 is astounding, as is its ability to convert solar energy into electricity, but that electricity is barely enough to get the car rolling. 

The 0 isn't going to be fast; it'll take around 10 seconds to go from 0 to 62 mph, according to Lightyear 

The four motors in the Lightyear One prototype combined to produce only 136 horsepower and 885 lb-ft of torque. 

The 0 can add up to 20 miles of range per hour when plugged onto a 120-volt household outlet, according to Lightyear. 

Upgrading to a "public charger," which is a 240-volt Level 2 source, can increase range by up to 124 miles per hour. 

A "fast charger," which we assume is a DC quick charger, can add up to 323 miles per hour to a vehicle. 

It can add up to 6.2 miles of range per hour with the help of solar energy, which is less than the prototype's promised 7 miles per hour but still outstanding. 

The Solar array of the car works as a range extender offsetting energy use in real time. 

The price of the Lightyear 0 in United States is $265,000 with VAT it's over $320,000 

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