Lightyear 2

Electric driving made easy

500 miles
of range between charges 1
3x less charging
than a conventional EV per year 2
target starting price
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Be among the first to drive solar electric

Here at Lightyear, we're big fans of curiosity. We understand the itch to head off the beaten track and applaud anyone energised by discovery beyond boundaries. After all, where would we be without those who dared to do things a little differently?


Power your journeys

with free, clean energy

Range scripted by sunlight

Lightyear 2 is solar electric. With an integrated layer of solar cells extending your journeys, you could drive over 500 miles before your next plug charge. For short and medium trips, Lightyear 2 could even sustain itself without a socket in sight. Picture that, being untied from the electricity grid and running on free, clean solar power alone.

Charge less, enjoy more

Lightyear 2 needs three times fewer charges than a conventional EV, because this aerodynamic car does a lot with its energy. That means more time, energy and freedom to travel unanchored by charging infrastructure. And as well as the sun, any power outlet in the world becomes a charging station. Even a regular home socket.

Truly sustainable

Along with reducing dependency on the power grid, Lightyear 2 has the smallest energy footprint on the market. Its lifetime emissions are half than that of conventional EVs. For a truly sustainable way to explore the world, without taxing it.


But that’s not all


Powered by your own energy

The cost of fuel is rising, and electricity is creeping up too. But we say your daily commutes don’t have to drain your battery or your wallet. Depending on habits and location, you could power your drives entirely with free, clean energy.

In wheel motors

Innovation that matters

To engineer a truly clean electric car that performs in a challenging and changing world, we had to reimagine it. Lightyear 2 inherits all of the innovation of Lightyear 0. The world’s first solar car, and the most aerodynamic in history.


Designed for all of life's adventures

Cars connect us to the people and places we love. With that in mind, we've designed Lightyear 2 for every moment that matters. Whether it's a sunny family vacation or a spontaneous ski trip, this car lets you jump into any adventure that comes your way.


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By submitting this form, I agree with subscribing to the Lightyear 2 waitlist, receiving updates about Lightyear 2 and Lightyear processing my personal data in line with its privacy policy.

Why join?

You'll get first and exclusive updates as we soar towards a brighter chapter for the automotive world.

Due to limited pre-order availability, joining our waitlist means the best chance to get behind the wheel of this pioneering solar electric car.


The Lightyear 2 waitlist is a simple, free and no-commitment subscription. It lets us know that you're interested in putting solar electric power on the road. So, you'll be the first to hear about it when Lightyear 2 is ready for launch.

  • First to know. Excited about a clean, easy and sustainable future of driving? Us too! We're working hard on creating the solar car that makes it possible. By joining the Lightyear 2 waitlist, you'll get first and exclusive updates as we soar towards a brighter chapter for the automotive world. 

  • First to own. Once pre-orders are opened, our pioneering waitlist will get priority in placing them. Due to limited pre-order availability, joining our waitlist means the best chance to get behind the wheel and experience an exciting vein of electric driving.

Become part of our waitlist by heading to the form at the top of this page. Fill out the required fields, hit submit, and you're in! Welcome to our solar electric club. Do be sure to use an email you have regular access to, as we'll use it to invite you to our pre-order process when the time comes. 

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Of course, at any time. There will be an option to unsubscribe with every email we send. But know that we'll be sad to see you go. 

The production of the first Lightyear 2 models is currently set to start at the end of 2025.

We are currently in the process of making our final technical design decisions, which is why we cannot disclose the exact specifications just yet. What we can promise are specs that are heavily influenced by Lightyear 2's four pillars: sustainable, convenient, affordable, independent. We will reveal the exact specs and full design in the summer of 2023. Stay tuned.

Range 1

Driving range will vary depending on driving habits, location, and season. 
500 miles range is based on a 15000 miles annual driving in Chicago.

Charges 2

Charging moments vary depending on driving habits, location, and season.

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Subject to change - we have done our utmost to provide you with the most accurate product information on the Lightyear website. However, please be aware that some details can be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. You will be informed about important changes and updates in a timely manner.

Free of charge - joining the Lightyear 2 waitlist is completely free of charge.

Country availability - The waitlist is open globally with no restrictions. However, please note that at this moment Lightyear cannot guarantee that the Lightyear 2 will become available in your country.

Waitlist - The Lightyear 2 waitlist is non-binding. Please be aware that being on the waitlist does not guarantee an eventual order and/or delivery.

About Lightyear

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