EEVblog 1480 - Lightyear Zero Solar Powered Electric CarVote
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!
Zappi solar car charger video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYx46kRv2Bw
Aptera solar powered electric car: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkFioBbH5aM
00:00 - Lightyear Zero the world's first solar powered production electric car
01:45 - Under certain conditions...
03:10 - Dave drives a solar powered electric car!
06:06 - Is a fully solar powered electric car possible?
07:34 - Let's order one! It's only EUR$250,000...
08:46 - How big is the solar panel and what is the output power?
10:28 - It's a helpful gimmick. Let's do the winter & summer calculations
13:22 - Nope, it's not going to meet the 70km/day extra range claim
13:50 - But in theory, could you do it...
14:46 - Solar power output varies a lot, let me show you...
16:22 - No they aren't going to power themselves and they aren't revolutionary.
18:40 - The Aptera solar power electric car still doesn't do it
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