Valmet completes first pre-production Lightyear 0 model
Valmet Automotive has now completed the first pre-production vehicle of the Lightyear 0 long-range solar car at its plant in Uusikaupunki, Finland. The pre-series is an important step in the planned start of production of the customer vehicles by the end of 2022.
5,000 Lightyear electric cars for sharing via MyWheels
In the Netherlands, the solar car start-up Lightyear is cooperating with The Sharing Group to integrate its vehicles into their car-sharing platform MyWheels. Lightyear is also making its Lightyear One sedan significantly more expensive for private customers.
Lightyear gathers another $62 million
The Dutch solar electric car start-up Lightyear has raised further capital from investors. Having already closed the company’s largest financing round to date in March 2021 with 48 million US dollars, investments have now risen to a total of 110 million US dollars this year thanks to further backers.
Lightyear selects Valmet as production partner
Dutch technology company Lightyear has signed a memorandum of understanding with Valmet Automotive for vehicle production. The contract covers the production of the exclusive series of the Lightyear One solar electric car and is expected to be finalised in August.
Lightyear gathers another 48 million euros
The Dutch startup Lightyear that emerged from the solar team at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands has closed the company’s largest financing round to date with 48 million US dollars.
Lightyear & DSM to develop solar roofs for vehicles
Lightyear, the startup company that emerged from the solar team at the Technical University of Eindhoven, presented its long-distance solar car Lightyear One last year. Now the startup wants to push the development of solar roofs for electric vehicles with the Dutch company DSM.
Lightyear wants to build affordable EVs
Lightyear, the Dutch start-up company that emerged from the solar team at the TU Eindhoven, is planning a more affordable version of its long-distance solar car Lightyear One, for which a price of €149,000 has been announced. The upcoming models are expected only to cost a third of the One.