Solar cars are not a new concept; they’ve actually been around for a while. The reason that they have not taken off has been due to their limited driving range. But a new day has dawned for solar cars. The Lightyear One , a prototype of a new type of solar car, was unveiled at the break of dawn on June 25, 2019, to a very select group of investors, partners, customers, and the press at the Theater Hangaar in Katwijk in the Netherlands. Why was it presented at sunrise? The answer is that this new prototype will get the most out of every ray of sunlight. “This moment represents a new era of driving,” said Lex Hoefsloot, CEO and co-founder of Lightyear, in a company press release. “Two years of dreaming, thinking and working hard have led to this milestone, which is a giant leap towards achieving our mission of making clean mobility available to everyone.” Lightyear was founded in 2016 by alumni from Solar Team Eindhoven, a group of engineering students whose prototype car won the Bridgestone Solar Challenge in the Cruiser Calls for three consecutive years – so the team has a lot of experience working […]


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