Lightyear One. Designed for independence

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The car for independent explorers

Having started from scratch, Lightyear One is engineered like no other car. This allows you to have a truly convenient and clean journey. Explore the world, independent of charging infrastructure.



With its five square metres of solar panels adding an hourly 12 kilometres of range, there is no need to charge on a daily basis: the car does it itself. Comprising solar cells encased in safety glass, the sturdy solar roof and hood live up to rigorous auto industry regulation.



By following not convention, but the laws of physics, Lightyear One gets the most out of every joule. With a fully charged battery, depending on where you drive and how, Lightyear One can reach ranges of up to 725 kilometres.



Lightyear One has four independent in-wheel motors providing power when and where it is needed. The motors deliver improved traction control and maximise energy efficiency on all types of surfaces. It is a cruiser, built to go the distance in any environment.

04 - Lightyear One In the City
06 - Lightyear One interior
02 - Lightyear One Highway
08 - Lightyear One Headlight Front
05 - Lightyear One Parked
01 - Lightyear Golden Gate Bridge
07 - Lightyear camera view
03 - Lightyear on road
09 - Lightyear Rear


Exterior / Performance

725 km (WLTP)

All 4 independently controlled.
Advanced torque vectoring.

Energy use
83 Wh/km (WLTP) - excluding HVAC

0 - 100 km/h in 10 seconds

Dimensions (L x W x H)
5057 x 1898 x 1426 mm

Charge speeds
Amount of range in 1 hour charging

Solar12 km
3.7 kW at 230v35 km
22 kW (Public)209 km
60 kW (Fast charging)570 km


Five adults: two in front, three in back

Luggage space
Normal: 780 L
Extended: 1701 L
Center console: 12 L

Standard features
Over the air software updates
Companion app
Wireless key
Apple CarPlay
Android Auto
Wireless charging pad
Central armrest front passengers
Three isofixes in the back
Cup holders

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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