Dutch startup, Lightyear One, just won the Climate Change Innovators Award for its solar powered car designs. Its first set of cars are due to be released in 2019.

Lightyear One is a team of highly ambitious entrepreneurs, engineers and innovators determined to establish solar-powered cars as a commercially viable product for transportation. Their effort has continued to gain attention – their design for a “car that charges” itself just won a Climate Change Innovator Award. This car is designed to be driven for months without needing a recharge.

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The first known long distance solar car is The Quiet Achiever, built by the Perkin brothers in 1982. Lightyear believes that technology today is now adequate for commercially viable solar cars. They are planning to release the first 10 Lightyear One cars in 2019.

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