The First Solar-Powered Family Car
The world's first solar-powered family car is on the road. Can drive 10,000km a year using Dutch sunshine (would probably fare even better under an Australian sun). Read more below:
The Lightyear One was developed by the team that won the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in the 2013 cruiser class, which is a solar-powered car race held every year.
After spending years developing the race-winning vehicle, the students turned their attention to making the prototype a commercially viable family saloon option, and now has five orders for its €119,000 car.