European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme

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

Our Mission

Lightyear’s mission is to bring clean and affordable mobility to everyone.

We’re doing this by creating a car that charges itself with sunlight. A solution that will make the electric car scalable because it drastically reduces the dependency on the electricity grid.

Lightyear is a mission-driven company, focussed on impact.

Our Team

Lightyear is a fast growing company with a team balanced team of both seasoned professionals and talented, young, high performing innovators.


Founded by world champion solar car racers, Lightyear’s experience with solar powered cars goes back to 2012.

Lightyear was started two solar-powered family cars, world championships and a Techcrunch Crunchie Award later.


Reaching our mission requires financing – and a lot of it, yes. Let us not pretend that we will have all the required funds ready from day one. That would not be smart. Those providing the funds would then practically ‘own’ the business. Financing is a delicate process where success is rewarded with the funds to continue to grow towards the next successes.

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