Technology is at the core of Lightyear. On this page, you can find regular updates on our tech development, as we work to create Lightyear One. Take a closer look at our main elements that makes our solar electric vehicle unique — or jump straight to our timeline.
Last month, at the Aldenhoven Testing Center in Germany, we marked a very important achievement for Lightyear.
We have started intensive tests for our Validation Prototype. After hours of strenuous testing at our facility, our latest prototype has hit the road. The main metric we are eager to realise is energy efficiency.
When building a long-range electric vehicle, the battery is one of its main components, if not the main component. Our System Architect Electronics, Tom Kooyman, explains in this video what makes Lightyear One’s battery unique.
The Vehicle Performance Model is the most advanced model we build ourselves to continuously optimise the efficiency of our upcoming Lightyear One. You see Vehicle Performance Engineer Wouter Jansen explaining the model and what makes it distinctive.
In this new video, you see our Thermal Domain Expert — Kees explaining why Lightyear's Thermals Management System is designed in-house and how important it is for Lightyear One's its efficiency.
Our team closely worked together to create glass fibre parts out of moulds to the specific shapes we need. These parts will be used in the wheel housings offering both resistance to stone chipping and the lightness we’re looking for.
Currently, we are in an important phase of our development where we bring together and test our in-house developed technologies. In this article & video, our colleagues Davy & Bart elaborate on reaching a new milestone: the Hardware Integration Test.
Lately we started with the Body-in-White (BiW) of our two new research vehicles. Click on the image for more photos and info.