Solar-powered carmaker Lightyear raises $85M and gears up for production
Lightyear, a Dutch startup creating a long-range solar-powered car, today announced that it has raised EUR86 million ($ 85 million) as it prepares to start production of its first vehicle in the coming months.
Sep 6, 2022 // Transport, Germany, Europe, Lightyear, Lex Hoefsloot
Lightyear in 5,000 solar car manage car-sharing platform
Dutch solar car company Lightyear has actually announced a partnership that will certainly see 5,000 Lightyear solar EVs to car-sharing platform MyWheels, with the initial cars to be offered following year.
Apr 21, 2022 // Transport, solar car, Europe, Netherlands, Lightyear, Lex Hoefsloot, Karina Tiekstra
Tesla Model 3 gets a solar roof thanks to Lightyear
A Tesla Model 3 has been customized with a solar roof as part of Lightyear's solar cars and truck advancement program.
Jun 19, 2020 // Transport, TESLA, Elon Musk, Europe, Netherlands, Lightyear
IBC back-contact solar roofing system for electric vehicles
Dutch EV startup Lightyear is already generating prototype roofs to prolong the series of its Lightyear One solar car. The roofing systems will certainly include interdigitated back contact solar batteries made by U.S. company SunPower and backsheets from Dutch international DSM.
Jun 9, 2020 // Transport, USA, North America, electric vehicles, Lightyear, EV, Start-up, Martijn Lammers, Nathan Arbitman
DSM and also Lightyear sign up with pressures to scale up incorporated solar roofings for electrical cars
Modern flexibility trendsetter Lightyear and also Royal DSM, a worldwide science-based business in Nutrition, Health as well as Sustainable Living, have actually authorized a contract to collectively scale the commercialization of Lightyear's one-of-a-kind solar-powered roofing for the electrical lorry market. With this service, both firms intend to increase the worldwide fostering of a wide series of Electric Vehicles (EVs).
May 15, 2020 // Transport, Europe, Netherlands, electric vehicles, royal dsm, Lightyear, Pascal de Sain, Martijn Lammers
Dutch startup Lightyear sets new benchmark in automobile aerodynamics with its solar-powered car
Many of the technologies we come across everyday seem to be either perfect or nearing perfection. However, there is always scope for improvement and this is what the Dutch startup Lightyear follows. The company manufactures a car that comes equipped with a solar panel that helps generate electricity and improve the vehicle’s range. While the solar panel itself is not a new innovation, the company has announced of notably improving the aerodynamics of its car.
Nov 1, 2019 // Technology, Transport, Europe, Lightyear, startup