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About Lightyear

Lightyear is a Dutch producer of electric vehicles that charge with sunlight. Lightyear is working on an ultra-energy-efficient vehicle platform. To reduce the charging demands and grid dependency of other cars, the company is trying to commercialize its patent portfolio, which includes inventions for an efficient powertrain, high yield solar roof, and optimized thermal management system. The car's architecture and technology, according to Lightyear, were designed with efficiency in mind, allowing it to consume only 2 to 3 times less energy than other EVs on the market.

Lightyear Headquarter Location

Automotive Campus 70

Helmond, 5708 JZ,


Latest Lightyear News

Dutch competition shock.. An electric car needs to be charged once...

Jan 18, 2022

... A Dutch company has introduced an electric car with a super battery that can run for up to a whole month without the need for recharging, which can eliminate many fears among electric car users, and would cause a boom in this market, which the world is heading towards quickly. big. The Dutch company “Light Year” revealed in data on Its website says it is currently working on producing two cars Two electrics with the latest modern technologies with a charge that lasts for a whole month without the need to charge it and may extend more than that. The Dutch company says that the first car has already been put on the market, which is (Lightyear One), which is powered by electric power, in addition to its ability to convert solar energy into electric through five square meters of solar panels equipped with the car cover from the outside. The company indicates that these panels, within an hour of exposure to sunlight, give a charging capacity that the car can travel with at a distance of up to 12 km, and the ability to travel with this car through charging is 725 km. According to the information obtained by from the website of the producing company, the car is priced at 170,000 US dollars and is currently available in the market, but the company is currently working on producing another car that will bear the name “Light Year Two” and will be at an economical price, but with lower shipping capabilities. Working with solar and electric energy together. The producing company says that this car will be announced during the last quarter of 2024, and its price will be 33,779 dollars, but its charging capacity has not been revealed yet, but it may be at least with less charging capabilities. About 40% of the first car. electric car report Lightyear also says that the second car that will be launched after two years will be charged very faster than the current car, “Lightyear One” due to the small size of the battery, but the advantage of these modern cars is that it will be much faster than any traditional electric car other. According to the company’s official website, Lightyear is “developing long-range solar electric vehicles based on a comprehensive design philosophy.” “Efficiency is at the core of everything we do, as our proprietary technology, embedded in core components including the power train, thermal management system and solar roof, has been optimized to achieve this goal,” the company says. These were the details of the news Dutch competition shock.. An electric car needs to be charged once... for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new. It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at saudi24news and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

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CB Insights Intelligence Analysts have mentioned Lightyear in 2 CB Insights research briefs, most recently on Dec 1, 2021.

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Companies developing battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and fuel cell vehicles (FCEVs) as well as companies working on improvements to battery design, building out charging infrastructure, and launching EV sharing services to help accelerate adoption.


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