The startup company Lightyear, which is located at the Automotive Campus in Helmond, has received the Climate Change Innovators Award in the run-up to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Lightyear is founded by former students of the University of Technology in Eindhoven (TU/e) and is developing a solar-powered car. The award is given to companies that help combat climate change through breakthrough innovations. The car has made an impression on the CES organisation, which is a great performance of this innovative startup.
Lightyear plans to bring a commercial solar car to the market in 2019. The first vehicle, the Lightyear One, is charged by solar power and allows it to drive for months without charging.
It’s a revolutionary step forward in electric mobility because we are able to combine great looks with extreme efficiency to make the science fiction a reality: most of the kilometers can be covered using just the sun.Lex Hoefsloot, CEO of Lightyear