Dutch solar EV company Lightyear has just begun teasing images of their second model, the Lightyear 2. This car promises to deliver over 500 miles of range on a single charge with the help of solar energy.
In the past, the Lightyear brand has made bold promises of extended-range vehicles with sleek designs. They delivered on this promise with the Lightyear 0, which is reputedly the most aerodynamic production car ever made and began production of 946 planned units last December.
Lightyear has been working hard behind the scenes to deliver their second model, the Lightyear 2. They’ve been promising to launch this more affordable version in 2025. And now, with new funding, they’re on track to deliver on that promise.
What’s wild is that the Lightyear 0 starts at €250,000 (around $272,750), while the Lightyear 2 is projected to cost closer to $30,000. So how in the heck can Lightyear shave more than $200,000 off a vehicle design?
Lightyear’s CEO, Lex Hoefsloot, shared with Electrek that “I think people will be amazed actually, by what is possible in high volume, because of course, the question we get the most, for good reason is “how the hell guys, do you get it from 250K (euros) to 30K?” What people underestimate about Lightyear 0 is that we focused so much on picking the technologies that are fundamentally scalable. That’s also puzzling to people why we can do it, but we’re really confident we can get to that price point.”
In addition, the brand is promising to deliver over 500 miles of range on a single charge with the help of solar energy. The Lightyear 2 offers seating for five, but we don’t know too much more yet. The company is promising to reveal the full design details this coming summer.
When it does come out, the Lightyear 2 will most likely arrive at a bit higher price than originally promised, but it’ll still be an insane value. The company has already opened up the waitlist for pre-orders on their website, so if you’re interested, head on over and join the list.
Lightyear 2 Image Gallery
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