We are Lightyear,
we are on a mission.

Developing the electric car that charges itself.

Our Ambassadors

Lightyear is delighted to be supported by amazing Ambassadors. Thanks to them we continue to grow and thrive towards our very first car – Lightyear One.


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. This solution drastically reduces our dependency on the electricity grid and will make the electric car scalable because of it.

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.


Lightyear starts partnership with LeasePlan for Lightyear One

We are pleased to announce that Lightyear partners with LeasePlan, and that Lightyear One will soon be available for reservations in a lease construction. The partnership with Leaseplan is a natural outcome of the mutual pioneering role that Lightyear and LeasePlan...

(Dutch) Zonne-auto kamervragen beantwoord

    Robert Hoevers — Business Development Manager Al geruime tijd vraagt Lightyear in de media maar ook in bestuurlijk en politiek Den Haag om aandacht voor het concept van de super efficiënte zonneauto. Lightyear One revolutioneert elektrische mobiliteit. Lightyear...

Designing Lightyear One: Aerodynamics

    Annemiek Koers — Aerodynamics Engineer With aerodynamics we study how well the air flows around the car. Our job at the Aerodynamics team is to ensure that the air will move along the curves of the car as smoothly as possible. Because we stop the air from moving...

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