Lightyear 0

November 2022 - January 2023

£265,000Price from

60.0 kWh *Useable Battery

340 mi *Real Range

176 Wh/mi *Efficiency

Lightyear has suspended production of this vehicle as of 23 January 2023.
All specifications marked with * are estimates.

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Price from (last known) £265,000

Availability Not available to order
Available to order from November 2022
Available to order until January 2023
Annual VED £0
Congestion Charge £0
Insurance Group N/A
Price shown is the last known On The Road price: it includes VAT, first year VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery.

Real Range Estimation between 240 - 510 mi

City - Cold Weather * 300 mi
Highway - Cold Weather * 240 mi
Combined - Cold Weather * 275 mi
City - Mild Weather * 510 mi
Highway - Mild Weather * 335 mi
Combined - Mild Weather * 410 mi
Indication of real-world range in several situations. Cold weather: 'worst-case' based on -10°C and use of heating. Mild weather: 'best-case' based on 23°C and no use of A/C. For 'Highway' figures a constant speed of 70 mph is assumed. The actual range will depend on speed, style of driving, weather and route conditions.
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Performance

Acceleration 0 - 62 mph 10.0 sec
Top Speed 99 mph
Electric Range * 340 mi
Total Power 130 kW (174 hp)
Total Torque 1269 lb-ft
Drive AWD

Battery

Nominal Capacity * 60.0 kWh
Battery Type Lithium-ion
Number of Cells No Data
Architecture No Data
Warranty Period No Data
Warranty Mileage No Data
Useable Capacity* 60.0 kWh
Cathode Material No Data
Pack Configuration No Data
Nominal Voltage No Data
Form Factor No Data
Name / Reference No Data

Charging

Home / Destination

Charge Port Type 2
Port Location Rear Side - Right
Charge Power † 22 kW AC
Charge Time (0->340 mi) † 3h15m
Charge Speed † 100 mph

Rapid Charging

Charge Port CCS
Port Location Rear Side - Right
Charge Power (max) 75 kW DC
Charge Power (10-80%) 60 kW DC
Charge Time (34->272 mi) 44 min
Charge Speed 320 mph
Autocharge Supported No Data

Plug & Charge

Plug & Charge Supported No
Supported Protocol -
† This can only be achieved using a 3-phase grid connection. The majority of homes and charge points do not have this connection. In practice charge power will often be 7.4 kW, allowing for a charge time of 9h45m and a charge speed of 36 mph.
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Bidirectional Charging (V2X / BPT)

Vehicle-to-Load (V2L)

V2L Supported No
Max. Output Power -
Exterior Outlet(s) -
Interior Outlet(s) -

Vehicle-to-Home (V2H)

V2H via AC Supported No
Max. Output Power -
V2H via DC Supported No
Max. Output Power -

Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G)

V2G via AC Supported No
Max. Output Power -
V2G via DC Supported No
Max. Output Power -

Energy Consumption

EVDB Real Range

Range * 340 mi
Vehicle Consumption * 176 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/km
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent * 229 mpg

WLTP Ratings

Range 388 mi
Rated Consumption 169 Wh/mi
Vehicle Consumption 154 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/km
Rated Fuel Equivalent 239 mpg
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent 262 mpg
Rated = official figures as published by manufacturer. Rated consumption and fuel equivalency figures include charging losses.
Vehicle = calculated battery energy consumption used by the vehicle for propulsion and on-board systems.
NOTE: The fuel equivalency figures are shown in IMPERIAL MPG. Figures in US MPG will differ significantly.

Real Energy Consumption Estimation between 118 - 250 Wh/mi

City - Cold Weather * 200 Wh/mi
Highway - Cold Weather * 250 Wh/mi
Combined - Cold Weather * 218 Wh/mi
City - Mild Weather * 118 Wh/mi
Highway - Mild Weather * 179 Wh/mi
Combined - Mild Weather * 146 Wh/mi
Indication of real-world energy use in several situations. Cold weather: 'worst-case' based on -10°C and use of heating. Mild weather: 'best-case' based on 23°C and no use of A/C. For 'Highway' figures a constant speed of 70 mph is assumed. The energy use will depend on speed, style of driving, climate and route conditions.
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Dimensions and Weight

Length 5083 mm
Width 1972 mm
Width with mirrors No Data
Height 1445 mm
Wheelbase 2950 mm
Weight Unladen (EU) 1575 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVWR) No Data
Max. Payload No Data
Cargo Volume 640 L
Cargo Volume Max 1700 L
Cargo Volume Frunk 0 L
Roof Load 0 kg
Tow Hitch Possible No
Towing Weight Unbraked 0 kg
Towing Weight Braked 0 kg
Vertical Load Max 0 kg

Miscellaneous

Seats 5 people
Isofix No Data
Turning Circle No Data
Platform No Data
EV Dedicated Platform No Data
Car Body Liftback Saloon
Segment Luxury
Roof Rails No
Heat pump (HP) No Data
HP Standard Equipment No Data

Company Car Tax Indication

Financial Year 2022-23

BIK Tax Rate 2%
P11D Value from £264,945
Benefit in Kind (BIK) £5,299
BIK @ 20% £88 pcm
BIK @ 40% £177 pcm
BIK @ 45% £199 pcm

Financial Year 2023-24

BIK Tax Rate 2%
P11D Value from £264,945
Benefit in Kind (BIK) £5,299
BIK @ 20% £88 pcm
BIK @ 40% £177 pcm
BIK @ 45% £199 pcm

Financial Year 2024-25

BIK Tax Rate 2%
P11D Value from £264,945
Benefit in Kind (BIK) £5,299
BIK @ 20% £88 pcm
BIK @ 40% £177 pcm
BIK @ 45% £199 pcm
* = estimated value. Average energy consumption and range based on moderate drive style and climate. Real-life values may differ significantly. Pricing information might not be actual for some regions. No rights can be derived from the information on this site.

Home and Destination Charging (0 -> 100%)

Charging is possible by using a regular wall plug or a charging station. Public charging is always done through a charging station. How fast the EV can charge depends on the charging station (EVSE) used and the maximum charging capacity of the EV. The table below shows all possible options for charging the Lightyear 0. Each option shows how fast the battery can be charged from empty to full.

Type 2 (Mennekes - IEC 62196)
Charging Point Max. Power Power Time Rate
Wall Plug (2.3 kW) 230V / 1x10A 2.3 kW 30h45m 11 mph
1-phase 16A (3.7 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW 19h15m 18 mph
1-phase 32A (7.4 kW) 230V / 1x32A 7.4 kW 9h45m 35 mph
3-phase 16A (11 kW) 400V / 3x16A 11 kW 6h30m 52 mph
3-phase 32A (22 kW) 400V / 3x32A 22 kW † 3h15m 100 mph

† = Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.

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Rapid Charging (10 -> 80%)

Rapid charging enables longer journeys by adding as much range as possible in the shortest amount of time. Charging power will decrease significantly after 80% state-of-charge has been reached. A typical rapid charge therefore rarely exceeds 80% SoC. The rapid charge rate of an EV depends on the charger used and the maximum charging power the EV can handle. The table below shows all details for rapid charging the Lightyear 0.

  • Max. Power: maximum power provided by charge point
  • Avg. Power: average power provided by charge point over a session from 10% to 80%
  • Time: time needed to charge from 10% to 80%
  • Rate: average charging speed over a session from 10% to 80%
Combined Charging System (CCS Combo 2)
Charging Point Max. Power Avg. Power Time Rate
CCS (50 kW DC) 50 kW 40 kW † 66 min 210 mph
CCS (100 kW DC) 75 kW † 60 kW † 44 min 320 mph
CCS (150 kW DC) 75 kW † 60 kW † 44 min 320 mph
This vehicle does not support Plug & Charge

† = Limited by charging capabilities of vehicle

Plug & Charge: allows for automatic initiation of a charging session at supported CCS charging stations in accordance with ISO 15118.

Actual charging rates may differ from data shown due to factors like outside temperature, state of the battery and driving style.

All about the Lightyear 0

No longer available

This electric vehicle is no longer in production and not available to buy new. The Lightyear 0 was available from November 2022 until January 2023. Financial data like price, leasing and company car tax were applicable to the final year of availability of the Lightyear 0.

Pricing

The Lightyear 0 had an On The Road Price (OTR) of £265,000. The OTR Price includes VAT, first year of VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery.

Drivetrain and Performance

The Lightyear 0 is a full electric vehicle (BEV). The maximum power of the Lightyear 0 is 130 kW (174 hp). The maximum torque is 1269 lb-ft. The Lightyear 0 is all wheel drive and can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 10.0 seconds. The top speed is 99 mph.

Battery and Charging

The battery of the Lightyear 0 has an estimated total capacity of 60 kWh. The usable capacity is 60 kWh (estimate). An estimated range of about 340 miles is achievable on a fully charged battery. The actual range will however depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style.

For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in a range of around 240 mi. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the range to around 510 mi.

Charging is done using a Type 2 connector and the on-board charger has a maximum power of 22 kW. This charges a fully depleted battery back to full in around 3 hours 15 minutes. However, a 3-phase grid connection is needed to achieve this. The majority of homes and charge points currently do not have this connection. In most cases the maximum charging power will be 7.4 kW, allowing for a charge time of 9 hours 45 minutes and a charge rate of 36 mph. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 30 hours 45 minutes.

Rapid charging is possible through a CCS connection. The maximum rapid charge power is 75 kW. The battery can't be charged continuously at this power. In an average rapid charge session the average charge power will be around 60 kW. This charges the battery from 10% to 80% in around 45 minutes. A rapid charge like this will add about 235 miles of range.

Energy Consumption

The estimated combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the Lightyear 0 is about 176 Wh per mile. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 229 mpg in a traditional petrol car.

The actual energy consumption will depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style. For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in an energy use of around 250 Wh per mile. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the efficiency to about 118 Wh per mile.

CO2 Emission

The Lightyear 0 emits no CO2 during driving. This only includes direct emissions from the vehicle itself. The energy needed to charge the battery might have been (partly) generated by the use of fossil fuels. Vehicles with an internal combustion engine will always emit CO2 during driving. Additionally, CO2 is emitted during the production and transport of fossil fuels.

More information from Lightyear

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