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Testing our latest prototype on the track, for the first time

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After hours of strenuous testing at our facility, our latest prototype has hit the road.

June 20th was a memorable date for Lightyear. Together, we started intensive tests for our Validation Prototype, where we wanted to validate our main metric: energy efficiency. Stay tuned for more, as we will show exclusive footage from the test track soon.

Testing Lightyear's Prototype on the track

Lightyear team at the testing track

Behind the scenes of the testing track

Driver testing Lightyear's Prototype

About Lightyear’s technology

As our world moves to more sustainable energy sources, Lightyear is driving the development of clean mobility in the automotive industry. By enabling electric vehicles to be scalable for everyone, everywhere, we will accelerate the sustainability transition and have a positive impact.

Our technology is engineered to enable a clean future. Starting from scratch and using a holistic design approach we developed an ultra energy-efficient long-range solar car. Our technology redefines performance with what truly matters: efficiency.

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About Lightyear

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