During this year’s CES, Dutch solar car company Lightyear announced that customers can now join a waitlist for its second solar-powered EV, the Lightyear 2. Among the first regions for the launch of Lightyear 2 will be the U.S., UK, and EU, and the vehicle will have an estimated price point of below $40,000, the company says.
The company says the Lightyear 2’s integrated layer of solar cells could allow drivers to drive over 500 miles before their next plug charge. Lightyear says the research and development that went into Lightyear 0 will serve as a stepping stone to make Lightyear 2 a more efficient and capable car for more lifestyles. The company says it will be competitively priced and that it will inherit all of the innovations of Lightyear 0.
The Lightyear 2 is still in development and production isn’t expected to begin until 2025.