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.


How efficient is an electric car?

Celeste Vervoort — Copywriter There is no doubt that in the coming decades there will be many more electric cars and other electric vehicles entering the streets around the globe. Leading this trend is Europe, one of the continents where we already see an accelerating...

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...

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