Designed for performance
The start-up Lightyear from the Netherlands wants to deliver its long-distance solar car One next year. More affordable electric cars will also be offered later, it was said at the beginning of 2020. The company also plans to make the developed solar technology available to competitors with a partner.
Lightyear One was crafted to do more than just appeal to the eye. We took nothing for granted and reevaluated every component of the car. As a result, its Italian design doesn’t just look pretty. Every detail is engineered to improve efficiency and safety.
We didn’t just rethink design, but what performance means. We built Lightyear One from the ground up to perform well over distance. Lightyear was sparked by long treks through the Outback and uninhabited tundra on solar power. Performance, for us, means that freedom of the open road.