Exceeding limits literally and figuratively
According to Lightyear, the future looks sunny. The Dutch start-up has a mission: clean mobility for everyone. How can it achieve this? By designing a car that capitalises on the richest, most accessible energy source that we know here on Earth: the sun.
Lightyear was founded in 2016 by alumni of Solar Team Eindhoven, the three-time winner of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge (2013, 2015 and 2017). This series of successes inspired the team to develop new technology which could be shared with the wider public.
At an early-morning event in June, Lightyear announced “the rise of a new dawn”. The first rays of the sun revealed the prototype of the world’s first long-range solar car, Lightyear One. As part of the launch, LEWIS were asked to drive global awareness.