Freedom to move anywhere
Drive for months without charging
Lightyear 0 reinvents the wheel when it comes to energy consumption, range capability and charging. It's our technological proof that ultra-efficient solar cars make sense. Designed like no other electric car, Lightyear 0 charges on-the-go and gains up to 70 kilometres of range per day from the sun alone. Our holistic design helps to get the most from every last joule of energy.
Big, bright range capability
With Lightyear 0, the sun is your source. Picture this: you return to your car after two hours. Tapping on your intuitive infotainment system, you see that the sun boosted your range by 20 km while you were away. Nice. Depending on the climate, you could yield between 6,000 to 11,000 kilometres of free, effortless, and clean range every year.
Lightyear 0 is much less dependent on sockets and cables. But when you do plug charge, you can expect an easy ride. Any outlet in the world becomes a charging station. Plugged into a regular home socket, the one you use to power your toaster, you can still charge over 300 km of range overnight.
Drive beyond boundaries
No more planning routes around charging ports; Lightyear 0 is energised by adventure, just like you. 474L of trunk space with the seats up, and a ground clearance of 183mm makes it ideal for exploring unknown terrain and heading for off-the-beaten-track destinations.
> 1,000 km driving range between two charging moments⁽¹⁾
625 km (WLTP)⁽²⁾
Highway range (at 110 km/h)
Additional daily solar range
Up to 70 km⁽³⁾
Annual solar yield
Up to 11,000 km⁽³⁾
0 - 100 km/h in 10 seconds
|Charging method||Typically found at||Max charging speed⁽⁴⁾|
|3.7 kW||Home||32 km/h (20 mph)|
|22 kW||Work||200 km/h (124 mph)|
|50 kW||Public Locations||520 km/h (323 mph)|
1 Driving range will vary depending on driving habits, location, and season. 1,000 km range based on a 50 km workday commute in Amsterdam during summer. 2 Pending final verification tests. 3 Solar yield will vary depending on location. Estimate based on Southern Spain. 4 Peak charging power may vary throughout the charging cycle.
Dimensions (L x W x H)
5083 x 1972 x 1445 mm
5 m² double curved
Reclaimed carbon fiber
Boot 474 L (seats up), 1076 L (rear seats down)
Vegan interior with naturally sourced materials
10.1’’ display with touchscreen
Side and rear view
Eco-friendly, vegan interior
Sustainable design is stitched into every seam of Lightyear 0. The car’s high-quality interior is crafted from plant-based leather, recycled PET bottle fabrics and sustainably restructured rattan palm, breathing new life into a conscious collection of all-natural materials.
Lightyear 0 redefines mobility. Designed with radical efficiency at its heart, it forms the basis for the further development of Lightyear 2.
With Lightyear 2 we aim to put our revolutionary technologies in the hands of the visionaries who will rewrite history with every clean solar kilometer they drive.
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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