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.


Designing the Lightyear One – Suspension and Chassis

Wouter Jansen — Vehicle Dynamics Architect Being a Vehicle Dynamics Architect at Lightyear means I focus on the mechanical parts of the car. I work on the chassis, the structure of the car, the wheel suspension, the wheels themselves, the braking system and the...

Designing the Lightyear One: In-wheel motors

Wiebe Janssen — Powertrain Engineer In the process of designing a car, choosing the right motor is very important. I would like to give a look into this process by explaining what we look for in motors and how we approach this search for the best possible match for...

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