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EEVblog 1480 - Lightyear Zero Solar Powered Electric Car

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Are solar powered electric cars viable? Let's look at the Lightyear Zero solar powered electric car and examine the claims. Can you get a useless extended range by adding solar panels to an electric car?
Dave just so happens to drive a solar powered electric car, so let's find out!

Imagine maintenance cost on this. All the exposed surfaces on the car are made out of glass.

Also, no rear view mirrors, so I assume they are relying on displays. This not not even legal in most places.

Might work somewhere in Saudi Arabia ...
And what is the deal with the "vegan interior"  :wtf:

How do these guys get funding? Don't Venture Capatalists have technical people of their own telling them this is just wankery?

to be viable IMO
any solar powered electric Car needs to be like 1900 classic antique car design with a big 1kw flattop solar roof over an open-air cab with motorbike spoked type wheels.
with a top speed of only 80kmh.  a metropolitan shopping car/ cart , you park outdoors as it has its own carport for a roof.   also the solar roof can be a type of roll cage
and windscreen support with a gap at the top for better aerodynamics.    higher performance then any golf cart.   ABS disc brakes ,  anti-roll bars.  low center of gravity floor.


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