Dec 1, 2022 - 12:35 pm
Valmet kicks off production of the Lightyear 0
Valmet Automotive has started series production of the Lightyear 0 long-distance solar car at its plant in Uusikaupunki, Finland. Initially, however, only one unit per week will be produced. Production is to be gradually ramped up in the first quarter of 2023.
Sep 28, 2022 - 01:24 pm
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.
Sep 14, 2021 - 12:53 pm
Finland: Valmet Automotive opens new plant for EV batteries
Valmet Automotive has completed expanding its car plant in Uusikaupunki, Finland, into a battery factory. The grand opening today makes Uusikaupunki the second plant, besides Salo, in the Valmet cluster to mass-produce battery systems for electric vehicles.
Jul 19, 2021 - 10:35 am
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.
May 6, 2021 - 03:39 pm
Valmet receives third battery order for new factory
Valmet Automotive has signed a third customer contract within a short period of time for the production of battery systems at its plant in Uusikaupunki, Finland. The customer is an unnamed “well-known car manufacturer”.
Mar 10, 2021 - 12:32 pm
Valmet launches hiring offensive in Finland
Valmet Automotive is creating 1,000 new jobs in Finland in its vehicle and battery system production. A few weeks ago, the contract manufacturer and battery producer had already announced that it would also create new jobs and capacities in Germany.
Dec 8, 2020 - 01:29 pm
Valmet to add battery plant to 2nd Finnish facility
Valmet Automotive has announced to expand its car plant in Uusikaupunki, Finland, into a battery factory. Besides Salo, Uusikaupunki will become Valmet Automotive’s second plant with mass production of battery systems for electric vehicles.