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Lightyear unveils the first long-range solar car on June 25

Lightyear unveils the first long-range solar car on June 25

Lightyear unveils the first long-range solar car on June 25 Press release: Helmond, The Netherlands, May 14, 2019 – The prototype of the first long-range solar car will be unveiled in the Netherlands on June 25th. The announcement was made today by Lightyear, the...

Designing Lightyear One: the solar roof

    Simone Regondi — PV Engineer At Lightyear, we all appreciate the unique value of Lightyear One’s solar roof; it is a direct clean energy source and a core technology we are developing. As a photovoltaics engineer I am working on integrating the solar cells, both...

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Are electric cars really reducing CO₂ emissions?

    Henk de Bruin — Sustainability Advisor As Global Head of Sustainability in a large multinational I have been working on a broad range of topics for many years. I helped define the sustainability elements are relevant for the company and in which parts of the value...

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Designing Lightyear One: In-wheel motor testing

    Wiebe Janssen — Lead Motors Engineer Last time I introduced you to our in-wheel motors, and what using them means for our design. Not all has been said about that topic, and with new developments and tests to share, it’s time for a closer look.     Building a...

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Lightyear wins Automotive Innovation Award

Lightyear wins Automotive Innovation Award Press release: Helmond, 12th of February 2019: Solar car manufacturer Lightyear has received both the ‘Challenging Concepts’ and the special audience award at the Automotive Innovation Awards. The prestigious awards were...

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(Dutch) Zonne-auto kamervragen beantwoord

    Robert Hoevers — Business Development Manager Al geruime tijd vraagt Lightyear in de media maar ook in bestuurlijk en politiek Den Haag om aandacht voor het concept van de super efficiënte zonneauto. Lightyear One revolutioneert elektrische mobiliteit. Lightyear...

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Designing Lightyear One: Aerodynamics

    Annemiek Koers — Aerodynamics Engineer With aerodynamics we study how well the air flows around the car. Our job at the Aerodynamics team is to ensure that the air will move along the curves of the car as smoothly as possible. Because we stop the air from moving...

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Lightyear joins Euronext #Techshare programme

    Qurein Biewenga — CFO/Co-founder We are honoured to be one of the few high-potential companies selected for the Euronext #TechShare educational programme. Euronext, the leading pan-European exchange in the Eurozone, today launches its fourth session of TechShare,...

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How efficient is an electric car?

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...

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Designing the Lightyear One – Suspension and Chassis

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...

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Designing the Lightyear One: In-wheel motors

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...

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Power to free communication

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...

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The seemingly impossible car

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...

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Looking back: The story of a year of Lightyear

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...

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