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We decided to fully focus on Lightyear 2

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Our strategic restructuring means suspension of production of Lightyear 0

Through innovation, dedication, and daring we are shaping the future. Our vision is to offer clean mobility for everyone, everywhere. We first developed Lightyear 0, the first production solar car in the world. At the same time we developed Lightyear 2, the affordable solar electric vehicle available for a wider audience. To make this a reality, we as a company are overcoming many challenges.

The past months we have worked hard to deal with those challenges. In order to safeguard our vision, we had to decide to redirect our focus and resources completely towards Lightyear 2. This means in effect that we had to suspend the production of Lightyear 0.

This decision was not taken lightly as it impacts all who embarked on this journey with us. Those are of course our own employees, who work day in day out to make solar mobility a reality, alongside our investors, clients, suppliers and the government.

CEO and Co-Founder Lex Hoefsloot: ‘The whole process of developing Lightyear 0 has provided our company many valuable learnings over the past years. We are now redirecting all our energy towards building Lightyear 2 in order to make it available to clients on schedule.’

Hoefsloot: ‘Recently, we launched a waitlist for Lightyear 2 resulting in more than 40,000 subscriptions of individual customers and we already had approximately 20,000 pre-orders from fleet owners.’

We strongly believe that the decision taken is the best way forward in achieving our mission, providing clean mobility for everyone, everywhere.

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