The Technology company Lightyear from Helmond (the Netherlands) has secured two new partners with BOM Brabant Ventures and Sioux Technologies. Lightyear develops electric cars with an energy-efficient design and integrated solar panels. Depending on the weather conditions, drivers can drive up to twenty thousand kilometers per year using sunlight. The Lightyear launch is scheduled for the end of 2021. According to the parties, the company has the potential to become a key business for the regional manufacturing industry. Last year, Lightyear launched its first on-road prototype, the Ligh­tyear One.

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Author profile picture Arnoud Cornelissen has for many years been writing about science and technology in, among others, various Dutch newspapers.