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Solar Car Lightyear 0 Hits Market

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  Lightyear's 0 - Solar, Long Range, Sustainable                                                       Source:  Lightyear May Be The World's Greenest Car Dutch-based EV startup Lightyear has developed a sleek, solar powered sedan - the 0 - that goes months without needing a recharge.  The 0 is not on the drawing board. It's ready to hit the market at the considerable price of $263,000.00.  The key selling point for the 0 is the range that it delivers through its unique solar-electric system. Lightyear says, for example, the 0 could go 9 months without a recharge in California and at least 2 months without a recharge in the Netherlands.  That is unprecedented performance for any solar car on the market. New Levels of Greenness The 0 is undoubtedly the world's greenest car with multiple levels of greenness.  The vehicle has a smooth, elegantly simple, tear-shaped body.  Instead of side mirrors, there are camaras. The cabin of the vehicle is spacious with very clean, almos

Zuri eVTOL Could Be the Gamechanger

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  Zuri 2.0 Could Be an eVTOL Travel Gamechanger Source:  Zuri Highly Advanced Hybrid Electric Flying Machine Prague, Czech Republic-based, urban air mobility startup Zuri has unveiled a long distance, unmanned eVTOL (electric, vertical takeoff and landing) vehicle. The aircraft has a big range of 435 miles which could make it an industry gamechanger.  To date, most eVTOLs have had very limited range: many in the neighborhood of 50 to 100 miles.  Zuri extended the vehicle's range by using a hybrid electric powertrain.  Zuri 2.0 is designed to carry 4 to 5 passengers for regional travel.  The company has also unveiled a cargo version of the eVTOL.  Both versions fly by autopilot.  All phases of the flight are unmanned. Technology Details Zuri is a hybrid eVTOL with eight tilting electric motors (4 propellers in the front and 4 propellers in the back) for vertical takeoffs and landings.  There's a turboprop engine for forward flight.  It can fly 435 miles in less than 3 hours. The