The Lightyear 0 Is Now The World's Most Aerodynamic Mass-Produced Vehicle

by AutoExpert   |  16 September, 2022

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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

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. 

Lightyear 0

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