Designing the Lightyear One: In-wheel motors

Designing the Lightyear One: In-wheel motors

Wiebe Janssen — Powertrain Engineer In the process of designing a car, choosing the right motor is very important. I would like to give a look into this process by explaining what we look for in motors and how we approach this search for the best possible match for...
The seemingly impossible car

The seemingly impossible car

Arjo van der Ham — Co-Founder Technology today is evolving faster than ever. When you stop and think about it, the possibilities seem endless. Every day, a lot of great (or to be honest, most of the time not-so-great) ideas pop into my, our, or your head. Although the...
When cars and solar energy meet

When cars and solar energy meet

Lex Hoefsloot — Co-Founder Energy is the ability to do work. It is the reason why we have progressed into a highly prosperous society within 200 years. Energy veteran Gregg Maryniak showed me this graph that puts the whole story into perspective. Looking at this...
FAQ: How does a solar car work?

FAQ: How does a solar car work?

Arjo van der Ham — Co-Founder A solar car is a car that uses the sun as its main source of energy. You might know some experimental solar cars from the World Solar Challenge, a biannual 3000 km challenge through the deserts of Australia. The first known long distance...