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Lightyear One
Designed for performance

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Design

Lightyear One was crafted to do more than just appeal to the eye. We took nothing for granted and reevaluated every component of the car. As a result, its Italian design doesn’t just look pretty. Every detail is engineered to improve efficiency and safety.

Performance

We didn’t just rethink design, but what performance means. We built Lightyear One from the ground up to perform well over distance. Lightyear was sparked by long treks through the Outback and uninhabited tundra on solar power. Performance, for us, means that freedom of the open road.

Design

Lightyear One was crafted to do more than just appeal to the eye. We took nothing for granted and reevaluated every component of the car. As a result, its Italian design doesn’t just look pretty. Every detail is engineered to improve efficiency and safety.

The roof and hood of Lightyear One comprise of five square meters of integrated solar cells within safety glass so strong that a fully grown adult can walk on them without causing dents. As a result, Lightyear One charges itself whenever it absorbs daylight.

Performance

We didn’t just rethink design, but what performance means. We built Lightyear One from the ground up to perform well over distance. Lightyear was sparked by long treks through the Outback and uninhabited tundra on solar power. Performance, for us, means that freedom of the open road.

The efficiency of Lightyear One means that it's possible to get more charging performance from any charging outlet in less time. Through fast charging, you can charge up to 570km worth of energy within an hour and with a simple 230V outlet, it’s even possible to charge up to 350km worth of energy overnight.

Easy energy

More freedom, less planning

Independence from charging stations means that you are free to roam the world.

Effective solar cells

Unlike conventional solar panels, our cells function independently. This means that even if part of the roof or hood is in shadow, the other cells continue to efficiently collect solar energy. In fact, our solar cells provide about 20% more energy than traditional ones.

Up to 100% of your mileage

The solar roof and hood charge up to 12 km/h in the sun. Your climate and driving frequency will determine the percentage of your mileage this can give you. Someone driving the national average of 20,000 km/year in the cloudy Netherlands would get about 40% of their mileage from solar energy.

Emergency range extension

Lightyear One has a solution to accidentally running out of battery. You can drive 15-20km/h on what the solar roof and hood absorb from daylight, getting you to an outlet with no roadside assistance required.

High temperatures

The solar roof and hood are designed to withstand high temperatures when charging, with no loss of efficiency.

Specifications

Exterior / Performance

Range

725 km (WLTP)

Drive

All 4 independently controlled.
Advanced torque vectoring.

Energy use

83 Wh/km (WLTP)

Acceleration

0 – 100 in ten seconds

Dimensions (L x W x H)

5057 x 1898 x 1426 mm

Charge speeds

Solar
12 km/h
3.7 kW at 230v
35 km/h
22 kW (Public)
209 km/h
60 kW (Fast charging)
570 km/h

Interior

Seating

Five adults: two in front, three in back

Luggage space

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

Extra

Over the air software updates
Companion App
Wireless key
Apple CarPlay
Android Auto

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