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Lightyear 2

A grid—independent electric vehicle.

Lightyear 2

Lightyear 2 is the next generation solar car, expected in 2025 at an affordable price point.

Lightyear is on a mission to make clean mobility available for everyone, everywhere. To make a worldwide impact, we ramp up our products and technology to be affordable and available all over the globe, in high-volume.

Impact at scale


The problem

Research indicates that 30-50% of consumers today consider buying an electric vehicle, but the adoption rate remains low due to multiple (perceived) barriers. The automotive industry’s strategy so far has been to add more batteries in order to deliver more range, leading to increased weight, the need for high power charging stations, and increased CO₂ emissions per vehicle.

This need for a high power charging station is the reason why the adoption of electric vehicles is heavily constrained by the development of charging infrastructure.


Our solution

We do the exact opposite. With our technology, any power outlet in the world becomes a charging station. Our radical focus on energy efficiency delivers more range with less battery, reducing weight and CO₂ emissions per vehicle. With the optimised solar roof, this allows a user to drive for weeks or months without charging. Our approach is unique in the EV landscape.

Due to the reduced need for charging stations, Lightyear offers a solution that can be adopted worldwide and can scale faster than current EVs. We can reach large parts of the global market, years before any other car manufacturer.

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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