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.


Designing Lightyear One: In-wheel motor testing

    Wiebe Janssen — Lead Motors Engineer Last time I introduced you to our in-wheel motors, and what using them means for our design. Not all has been said about that topic, and with new developments and tests to share, it’s time for a closer look.     Building a...

Lightyear wins Automotive Innovation Award

Lightyear wins Automotive Innovation Award Press release: Helmond, 12th of February 2019: Solar car manufacturer Lightyear has received both the ‘Challenging Concepts’ and the special audience award at the Automotive Innovation Awards. The prestigious awards were...

Lightyear starts partnership with LeasePlan for Lightyear One

We are pleased to announce that Lightyear partners with LeasePlan, and that Lightyear One will soon be available for reservations in a lease construction. The partnership with Leaseplan is a natural outcome of the mutual pioneering role that Lightyear and LeasePlan...

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