Lightyear 0 – Start of Production

Lightyear, the Dutch high-tech company developing the world's first solar-electric car, writes history by officially commencing production of its first vehicle, Lightyear 0, at Valmet Automotive’s facility in Finland. The company plans on producing one car a week and gradually scaling up its production in the first quarter of 2023. It is the first automotive company to manufacture an electric vehicle that generates power directly from sunlight. After six years of developing its own technologies, Lightyear has surpassed one of the most challenging phases for new automotive companies: entering the market with novel technology.

Lightyear 0 – Start of Production

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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