As a nation, we are all doing our bit to live in a more ‘sustainable’ manner. From reducing our waste to utilising greener energy supplies, our mission to save the planet is well and truly on.
As a result, sales of gas-guzzling cars are on the decline, with modern consumers a lot more interested in electric and hybrid vehicles.
This is why we are seeing both new companies and popular car manufacturers venturing into the world of green travel, wanting to position themselves as a responsible brand while attracting the eco-warriors amongst us.
Just this week, we have seen the prototype of the world’s first solar powered car. Created by Dutch start-up, Lastyear, the car has been created directly to combat climate change.
Set to be on our roads by 2021, the vehicle can now be reserved by interested parties for £106,000, with its creators revealing that 100 units have already been purchased.
“Climate change is one of the biggest problems that we humans have faced in our history” the brand’s Chief Executive, Lex Hoefsloot, said.
“It is such a frightening development that it is almost paralysing. We decided to do the opposite; as engineers, we believed we could do something.
“Lightyear One represents a huge opportunity to change mobility for the better”.
While a venture that seems to be taking off rather well, the company now look to reduce the price tag of the car, entering the next development stage in a mission to be make sustainable travel more affordable.
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