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.


Solar-charging cars are going to change our lives

    Martijn Lammers — Co-founder and CSO We think of the 20th century as the years that granted mobility to everyone. If you think about it, though, driving didn’t actually change much after it moved from plaything of the wealthy to middle-class signifier. Your car...

Lightyear unveils the first long-range solar car on June 25

Lightyear unveils the first long-range solar car on June 25 Press release: Helmond, The Netherlands, May 14, 2019 – The prototype of the first long-range solar car will be unveiled in the Netherlands on June 25th. The announcement was made today by Lightyear, the...

Designing Lightyear One: the solar roof

    Simone Regondi — PV Engineer At Lightyear, we all appreciate the unique value of Lightyear One’s solar roof; it is a direct clean energy source and a core technology we are developing. As a photovoltaics engineer I am working on integrating the solar cells, both...

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