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Dutch firm Lightyear aims to sell 100,000 affordable solar-electric cars per year

Betting on the weather is generally a risky business, particularly in the variable climes of northern Europe. 

But there seems to be plenty of confidence in the potential of Dutch solar-powered EV maker Lightyear, which in early September announced it had raised another 81 million Euros in investment as it gears up to begin production of its first vehicle, the Lightyear 0.

The appeal of solar charging on vehicles, in theory at least, is obvious.

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