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.
Lightyear is a fast growing company with a balanced team of both seasoned professionals and talented, young, high performing innovators.
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.
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...
Lex Hoefsloot — CEO & Co-Founder Last week, I gave a presentation at The Next Web conference 2018. What inspired us to start Lightyear? As a child growing up in Africa I learned everything was possible with technology. Upon first hearing about climate change, the...
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...