Recently, Dutch scaleup Lightyear has collaborated with LeasePlan Nederland to develop an electric solar car for consumers. With this move, the LeasePlan will become Lightyear’s leasing partner for the ‘Lightyear One’, the first car produced by the company. Notably, the Pioneer Edition of Lightyear One is expected to go on Dutch roads around 2020.
Furthermore, Lightyear will be opening its production facility at the Automotive Campus in Helmond, the Netherlands this week. It’s worth mentioning that, the Lightyear One is the first electric car with integrated solar cells capable of driving 8,000 to 10,000 kilometres per year on solar energy in the Netherlands.