Celeste Vervoort — Copywriter There is no doubt that in the coming decades there will be many more electric cars and other electric vehicles entering the streets around the globe. Leading this trend is Europe, one of the continents where we already see an accelerating...
Wouter Jansen — Vehicle Dynamics Architect Being a Vehicle Dynamics Architect at Lightyear means I focus on the mechanical parts of the car. I work on the chassis, the structure of the car, the wheel suspension, the wheels themselves, the braking system and the...read more
Lex Hoefsloot — CEO & Co-Founder Last week, I gave a presentation at The Next Web conference 2018. What inspired us to start Lightyear? As a child growing up in Africa I learned everything was possible with technology. Upon first hearing about climate change, the...read more
Wiebe Janssen — Powertrain Engineer In the process of designing a car, choosing the right motor is very important. I would like to give a look into this process by explaining what we look for in motors and how we approach this search for the best possible match for...read more
Celeste Vervoort — Copywriter One of our very first buyers, Mark Vletter, decided to chase a dream when he saw the worldwide access problem of information and communication. Armed with a strong drive to change the status quo, he started the 48percent foundation with a...read more
Architect and pioneer, Joost Ector is one of Lightyear’s first buyers. In a Dutch blog he wrote for ‘Architectenweb’ he explains what made him so enthusiastic about Lightyear.read more
Arjo van der Ham — Co-Founder Technology today is evolving faster than ever. When you stop and think about it, the possibilities seem endless. Every day, a lot of great (or to be honest, most of the time not-so-great) ideas pop into my, our, or your head. Although the...read more
Martijn Lammers — Co-Founder It was a year ago when I wrote this article from our very first office (we have been on the move), back when we were with just the five of us. It feels so much longer ago now. The past year has been an exciting year for Lightyear in many...read more
Energy is the ability to work, why should you put solar cells on your house and your car.read more
Martijn Lammers — Co-Founder From over 500 companies, we are one of 5 finalists in the Postcode Loterij Green Challenge. The finale is set to take place on 14 September in Amsterdam. Lex will be pitching, competing with the other companies from Denmark, France and...read more
Lex Hoefsloot — Co-Founder The dust has settled following the public launch in June, which has brought us the helping hand of many. Not only can we announce that dozens of people are interested in placing or have already placed a reservation for the Lightyear One, we...read more
Do you remember the game-changer of mobility in the 20th century? Yes, it was Henry Ford with his car: the model T.read more
We have held our first Investor Cafe.
During this evening we presented our plans to a select group of people from our network. We informed them on what we are doing and what our plans are for the near future. We would like to thank all attendants, especially our ambassadors Camilla van den Boom, Maarten Steinbuch and Ton Backx.read more
A solar car is a car that uses the sun as its main source of energy. You might know some experimental solar cars from the World Solar Challenge, a biannual 3000 km challenge through the deserts of Australia.read more
Lightyear was started by 5 Solar Team Eindhoven alumni. With Solar Team Eindhoven, we built the revolutionary solar cars Stella & Stella Lux. Both cars are 4 seaters, road legal, solar powered and built to win the World Solar Challenge cruiser class. After two world championships, we decided that it is time for the next step.read more