☕ David Antoine
@lucian - Saw a video of the Lightyear One concept solar assisted electric car. I'm very skeptical. They say the car has around two-third the capacity of the Model S battery pack while covering the same base autonomy of around 400+ km... Hum, OK. Then they say to double that with the solar panels on top. A Tesla uses around 200 W per Km. Equals 80 KW per 400 Km. A 1 square meter solar panel produces around 1 KW per sunny day (average ideal). Considering 5 square meters on top of the car. You get 5 KW. Around one sixteenth what you need for their claims. Doesn't add up. Ballpark numbers of course. But I'm not a specialist, so...

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