Car-manufacturer Lightyear, based in Helmond, will produce 10,000 additional models of the Lightyear 2. These cars have been pre-ordered by business leasing company Arval. This is what Lightyear reports in a press release.

The total of pre-orders of the Lightyear 2 on the business market is now more than 21,000 cars. This corresponds to sales of nearly €840 million. A week ago Lightyear opened the waiting list for consumers. Those could, by signing up, get priority in the pre-ordering process of Lightyear 2 models later this year.

Sustainable mobility

Alain van Groendael, CEO of Arval, says Arval has a lot of ambition in the field of sustainable mobility. “Lightyear’s technology is affordable and environmentally friendly. That’s why these cars are a great addition to our fleet,” van Groenendael says. Arval’s ambition is to further scale up and lease out 700,000 electric vehicles by 2025. So the 10,000 Lightyear 2 cars, which are helping Arval to achieve that goal are very welcome.

Lex Hoefsloot, Lightyear CEO and Co-Founder is grateful for Arval’s trust and praises their expertise and international presence. “Besides offering our solar-powered electric cars to individual consumers, Arval as a leasing company plays a crucial role in making our technologies available to as many people as possible,” Hoefsloot said.

Mass market model

The Lightyear 2 is Lightyear’s accessible model for the mass market. With it, Lightyear 2 promises to meet the needs of consumers. By adding solar panels to the sunroof and hood, the car can double its range to more than 800 km per charge. It also requires three times less charging than a conventional electric vehicle. The price should be less than €40,000, although there is only talk of a target price.

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