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Lightyear 0

Paving the way for clean mobility

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 on a mountain road
Take charge

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.

Lightyear 0 parked in an urban environment
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.

Lightyear 0 driving in the woods


Practical range

> 1,000 km driving range between two charging moments⁽¹⁾

Battery range

625 km (WLTP)⁽²⁾

Highway range (at 110 km/h)

560 km⁽²⁾

Additional daily solar range

Up to 70 km⁽³⁾

Annual solar yield

Up to 11,000 km⁽³⁾

Battery pack

60 kWh


0 - 100 km/h in 10 seconds

Top speed

160 km/h

Plug charging

Charging methodTypically found atMax charging speed⁽⁴⁾
3.7 kWHome32 km/h (20 mph)
22 kWWork200 km/h (124 mph)
50 kWPublic Locations520 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


1,575 kg

Ground Clearance

183 mm

Solar array

5 m² double curved

Body panels

Reclaimed carbon fiber

Luggage space

Boot 474 L (seats up), 1076 L (rear seats down)


5 adults


Vegan interior with naturally sourced materials


10.1’’ display with touchscreen

Side and rear view

Camera system

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.

Ground­breaking technology

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.
Lightyear 0 parked in front of a beautiful mountain landscape

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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