Every year, CES hands out Innovation Awards to honour outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products. In 2018, the Dutch startup Lightyear took home the Climate Change Innovator Award, for creating a product that when widely adopted can drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions.
Innovator Award winner
The Lightyear One electric car is specifically notable for its long-lasting charge. Depending on the amount of sunlight it catched, the car can drive for months withought recharging. This is because it recharges through solar cells on its roof. This makes it much less dependent on chargin points than other electric cars, making it suitable for travelling and driving in regions where charging infrastructure is not yet widely avaialble.