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Exceptional range

Continuous charging

Breakthroughs in efficiency

Having started from scratch, Lightyear One is engineered from a radically different perspective. Our focus on performance pushes us to optimise safety and efficiency in every aspect. By following not convention, but the laws of nature, we are able to get the most out of every ray of sunlight and every joule. Depending on where you go and how you drive, Lightyear One is able to reach a range of up to 725 kilometres with a fully charged battery.

Aerodynamics

Breakthroughs in efficiency

Aerodynamics

Lightyear One is the most aerodynamic five seater to date. We carefully consider each component, from chassis to the side mirrors, to streamline the design. Optimised airflow around and under the car results in a more energy efficient vehicle.

Efficient power train

Aerodynamics

Efficient power train

Lightyear One’s powertrain, made up of four in-wheel motors, improves efficiency significantly and extends range. These motors ensure power goes directly where it is used and working together with smart controls ensure no energy is wasted.

Reduced weight

Efficient power train

Reduced weight

Lightyear One is built with strong but light materials. Using state of the art-materials and replacing heavy components with efficient alternatives, Lightyear One enters a lightweight cycle: making one part of the car lighter allows us to make the rest of the car lighter as well. A smaller battery, efficient in-wheel motors and carbon fiber all ensure a greater range with lower energy use.

Continuous charging

Reduced weight

Continuous charging

The optimised aerodynamics and design mean that a fully-charged battery has a range of up to 725, more than you need to go from Amsterdam to Paris. The integrated solar cells of the 5m2 hood and roof mean that Lightyear One charges up to 12km/h as it goes. The already superior range continues to extend with every hour of sunlight. So what starts as a drive from Lisbon to Madrid can continue on to Valencia or Barcelona without stopping for anything but food.

Breakthroughs in efficiency

Clean mobility for everyone, everywhere.

Lightyear is more than an ordinary car manufacturer. We are a tech company on a mission: to bring about clean mobility for everyone, everywhere.

Cars contribute to 12% of European greenhouse gas emissions, and without a radical change in the way we use transport, it is set to increase drastically. While we need to revolutionise the way we travel, countries are struggling to build the necessary infrastructure to support the transition to electric vehicles.

So what if we could leapfrog the grid and create a car charged by the sun? A car able to drive unprecedented distances without all the charging stops. This is Lightyear One, the world’s first long range solar car.

Charge with the sun. Extend your range. Be sustainable.

Effortless energy

Powered by the sun, Lightyear One goes the distance without the charging stops.

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Rotterdam, Netherlands
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