Lightyear, a pioneer in clean mobility, introduced the first long-range solar car. The prototype was presented to a select audience of investors, customers, partners and press at the break of dawn in the TheaterHangaar in Katwijk, the Netherlands.
Lightyear was founded in 2016 by alumni of Solar Team Eindhoven, which won the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in 2013, 2015 and 2017.
Since the launch, Lightyear has received several awards, grants and support from key investors. “This allowed us - says Lex Hoefsloot, CEO and co-founder of Lightyear - to develop a working prototype for the first long-range solar car in just two years. We have already sold over a hundred vehicles. With Lightyear One, we want to show that our technology enabled us to build one of the most sustainable cars on the market that also offers great convenience”.
The car is constructed from aluminum and carbon fiber composites to have the lowest weight possible while maintaining stringent passenger safety.
08 July 2019