Our strategy is following our mission
We have big ambitions that stretch as far as every corner of the earth. To make clean mobility accessible to everyone, everywhere. Lightyear 0 proves our revolutionary concept, showing the world just how far clean solar kilometres can take us. Engineering the first highly-efficient solar car is a critical step - but we're honest - it won't create the environmental impact we're aiming for. The learnings and knowledge we got from Lightyear 0, lays inroads for Lightyear 2.
Let us introduce ourselves
Through innovation, dedication, and daring, we are shaping the future. Our idea is simple. To offer clean, renewable mobility for all. To make this a reality, we must overcome countless obstacles. But at Lightyear, we think differently. We work to create our own solutions.
An idea born from a finish line
Global premiere of Lightyear 0
Lightyear produces the world's most efficient electric car to date
LeasePlan reserves 5,000 Lightyear 2 cars to add to their fleet
Lightyear reaches $110M (€93M) funding milestone in 2021 YTD
The first performance test with Lightyear Validation Prototype is conducted
We reveal our first-ever validation prototype, paving the way for real-life testing.
Lightyear successfully closes $45M funding round
TRL 7 is achieved. Our Vehicle Performance Model (VPM) is finetuned and we start developing Lightyear 2.
Our first Lightyear Research Vehicles hit the road
We’re awarded TIME Best Inventions
We set records with the Lightyear One prototype as the most aerodynamic family car ever.
We show the world what a future of clean mobility looks like by unveiling our Lightyear One prototype.
We mature. Our first patents are filed.
We share our vision with the world, publicly launch the Lightyear brand, and secure our first Lightyear reservation.
Idea becomes reality: Lightyear is officially founded and incorporated.
Eindhoven defends its title by winning the World Solar Challenge again with Stella Lux.
Lightyear in Numbers
Founded in September
Media coverage (global reach)
World solar championships
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Arjo van Ham
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Koen van Ham
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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.