We are Lightyear,
we are on a mission.

Developing the electric car that charges itself.

Our Mission

Lightyear’s mission is to bring clean and affordable mobility to everyone.

We’re doing this by creating a car that charges itself with sunlight. A solution that will make the electric car scalable because it drastically reduces the dependency on the electricity grid.

Lightyear is a mission-driven company, focussed on impact.

Our Team

Lightyear is a fast growing company with a balanced team of both seasoned professionals and talented, young, high performing innovators.


Our History

Founded by world champion solar car racers, Lightyear’s experience with solar powered cars goes back to 2012.

Lightyear was started two solar-powered family cars, world championships and a Techcrunch Crunchie Award later.


Power to free communication

Celeste Vervoort — Copywriter One of our very first buyers, Mark Vletter, decided to chase a dream when he saw the worldwide access problem of information and communication. Armed with a strong drive to change the status quo, he started the 48percent foundation with a...

Forgotten Virtues: Moderation

Architect and pioneer, Joost Ector is one of Lightyear’s first buyers. In a Dutch blog he wrote for ‘Architectenweb’ he explains what made him so enthusiastic about Lightyear.

Looking back: The story of a year of Lightyear

Martijn Lammers — Co-Founder It was a year ago when I wrote this article from our very first office (we have been on the move), back when we were with just the five of us. It feels so much longer ago now. The past year has been an exciting year for Lightyear in many...

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