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Bernd Martens COO

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Lightyear welcomes Dr. Bernd Martens as Chief Operating Officer (COO)

As we embark on a momentous new chapter of production and delivery, we’re excited to add even more expertise to our management team. With over three decades in the automotive industry, Dr. Bernd Martens will oversee critical areas of operations, including production, purchasing and quality.

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Lightyear 0 in production

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The beginning of true solar mobility — The moment Lightyear 0 went into production

Lightyear 0 production has started

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Impact has started — Lightyear 0 has gone into production

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Looking back at Lightyear 0 car design

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From sketch to assembly — Lightyear 0 goes into production next week!

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Clean mobility is built into our DNA — How our cars tap into human instinct

Lightyear won Golden steering wheel award

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Lightyear has been recognised for outstanding innovation with the prestigious Golden Steering Wheel Award

German magazine Auto Bild has awarded Lightyear with the Golden Steering Wheel in the Innovation category. This acclaimed award recognises the innovation of the world’s first solar car as we accelerate towards our mission to deliver a cleaner future.

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Solar panels solar car Lightyear

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Solar panels on any car — the versatility of Lightyear’s solar technology

Dutch Design Week DDW Lightyear Eindhoven

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Showcasing the future of clean mobility at Dutch Design Week

Close up motor

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Meet Jochem, the Electromagnetics Engineer on a mission with Lightyear

solar technology solar roof

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An automotive switch — Solar technology will become the norm for limitless electric driving

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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