Last October, Lightyear 0 was on display at Dutch Design Week amid fellow pioneers of sustainability at the Drivers of Change exhibition. There, people interacted with our solar car and presented their burning questions to our enthusiastic team.
Dutch Design Week (DDW) is a leading technology and design event where, every year, the best of Dutch design gathers and displays their latest creations, from artworks to technology and new forms of sustainability. Since its debut in 2002, DDW has become a prominent event, growing annually and currently attracting over 350,000 visitors a year to witness the latest in the world of tech and design.
At the Drivers of Change exhibition at Ketelhuisplein, Eindhoven, surrounded by other exciting solar technology projects, a prototype Lightyear 0 was on display in a glass box. There, visitors could interact with our solar car, ask questions to our team, and even step into Lightyear 0 for a glimpse inside the future of clean mobility.
Peak aerodynamic design
Dutch Design Week, held annually in Eindhoven, is all about showing the world the most original and exciting ideas born in the Netherlands. With roots in TU Eindhoven, what better stage to present Lightyear 0, the world's first production-ready solar car.
Design has always been at the forefront of our mission. In order to provide clean mobility for everyone, everywhere, we needed to design a car with optimum efficiency in mind. That takes a lot of effort, and we couldn’t do it without the bright minds, talented experts and courageous visionaries driving Lightyear's mission of a cleaner future.
Lightyear 0 needed to be as efficient as possible, and to that end we designed it to be the most aerodynamic production car in history. Achieving that record-breaking drag coefficient of 0.175 was a definite design milestone.
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