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Automotive history in the making: the live premiere of the world’s first production-ready solar car

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Six years ago, we put a bright idea in motion: to build the world’s first solar electric car.

Creating an ultra-efficient, long-range solar electric car had never been done (until now). Many called us dreamers, idealists. And that’s ok. Because all of history’s pioneers and visionaries began with their heads in the clouds. How else can we forge change, if we don’t dare to dream?

At Lightyear, we believe in being bold. Thousands of breakthroughs and just as many knocks and scrapes have brought us here, to a pinnacle of innovation. We’re ready to unveil our production-ready solar car.

Will you be there, as we show the world just how far clean solar kilometres can take us?

Countdown to  0 — The global premiere of our first production-ready solar car

  • Location: Online / Livestream

  • Date: 9 June 2022

  • Time: 20:00 Central European Summer Time (CEST)

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Watch the online premiere

You could be one of the first people to see our solar electric car; the beginning of a clean, automotive revolution.

Now, with pictures of our car just about everywhere, you might be wondering (and rightly so) what we’re about to reveal. The car you see in our imagery and videos is a prototype, whereas the car we’ll soon be unveiling is our final design. Essentially, the vehicle that will go into production, hitting roads across Europe later this year.

Here’s what you can expect from the upcoming online premiere:

Discover our final design

The gentle curves and organic shapes aren’t just for show. An aerodynamic design is essential for energy efficiency; so the car can slip through air like silk. In fact, its design will make it the most aerodynamic five-seater on the market. But listen, there are plenty more design features - like a 100% vegan interior - that might just surprise you.

Learn specs and capabilities

Curious to learn how far a solar electric car can take you? We’ll be sharing the car’s solar yield, range and smart charging capabilities. Plus, much more.

How to join the Countdown to 0

Will you be with us as we showcase the future of clean mobility?

It's the first chance to lay eyes on our long-range solar electric car, the change our planet needs and history in the making.

Whether you can be there or not, we'll make sure you don't miss a beat of the journey. You'll receive a recording of the event, plus every milestone we make and each critical pitstop we take.

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We design for independence and convenience. We create clean solar electric cars that can drive off-grid and into all of life's adventures.

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 848620