Dutch electric car will be produced in Finland

Dutch electric car will be produced in Finland

July 20, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

Valmet Automotive is now responsible for the future Lightyear One electric car

A young Dutch startup Lightyear has agreed to produce its first model One at the facilities of the Finnish company Valmet Automotive, autoevolution.com reports.

According to the publication, the first prototypes should roll off the assembly line in Finland in January 2022. Serial production is scheduled for the summer of the same year.

Lightyear says Valmet will help produce an “exclusive” version of the One electric vehicle. We will remind, earlier it was said that this series will consist of 946 cars.

According to preliminary information, the cost of Lightyear One will be 150 thousand euros. Western media still doubt that the company will be able to sell the entire circulation of these unusual cars.

This solar-powered vehicle was recently able to demonstrate a range of 710 kilometers in its last track test.

It is worth noting that for Lightyear, these figures represent a very important technological milestone. It took four whole years to improve the technology, and finally showed its effectiveness, exceeding all expectations. According to the brand’s CEO, these tests provided the brand with a lot of useful information that will directly affect the pricing of future models and tell engineers in which direction to move next.

Lightyear One is equipped with a 60 kWh battery, which is a very average figure. Another 22 kWh is provided by solar panels, increasing the range by about 210 kilometers. The characteristics are not yet known, it is only reported that the car is capable of accelerating to 100 kilometers per hour in less than 10 seconds.