This is the first time Lightyear has sent their 0 prototype through a wind tunnel, and the findings are promising. With a drag coefficient of just 0.175, the electric car is the world's most aerodynamic mass-produced vehicle.
That number was verified in the WLTP-compliant wind tunnels at the FKFS facility in Stuttgart, Germany. The outcomes are remarkable in comparison to other automobiles. The drag coefficient of a Jeep JL Wrangler, for instance, is 0.454. When compared to current sports cars, the Cd of the Lexus LFA is 0.31.
Lightyear 0's results demonstrated the critical importance of minimizing drag in improving the efficiency of electric cars. Its exceptional range is a result of its solar panels and its low coefficient of drag. Under the WLTP, the manufacturer predicts that the 0 will have a range of 388 miles.
Moreover, they claim that on a bright day, the vehicle may get up to 43 miles of range from the sun. Lightyear explains that this implies the 0 can drive for weeks without needing to be recharged if used in sunny locations. Of course, things like that don't come cheap. In two months, when the Lightyear 0 enters production, its base price will be set at $249,731.