Lightyear

Lightyear’s plans to scale up production

The young Dutch car company Lightyear is planning the production of its first car and has announced its strategy to scale up. Lightyear will outsource the production and focus on further developing...

Sunpower Maxeon technology to power Lightyear One

The Maxeon solar panel technology by Sunpower will provide the solar power for Lightyear, the Helmond, Netherlands based start-up that builds a solar-powered electric car. The Lightyear One, of...

Tomorrow is Good: Go big or go home

Start-ups face challenges on many different levels and it’s the ultimate balancing game. You need to have a team in order to deliver your proposal. And in order to get a team, you need...

Best read: after Tesla comes Tessie

June is drawing to a close, so it is time for the first monthly overview of the ‘Best read’ series. Surprisingly, the most read topic was not mobility, but gender. The stories about TU...

Tomorrow is Good: “I think my wife will like it”

Last Friday we were invited to a special location for Lightyear, in Munich. Through the organization of a rally for a group of car collectors, we were asked to give an exclusive preview of Lightyear...

Tomorrow is Good: Super Forecasters

Working at a startup means that you have to deal with a lot of uncertainties. You don’t have track records or any data from your own past to base choices on, which often makes it difficult to...

Tomorrow is Good: Leadership is not a one-man-show

Recently I watched the fascinating Netflix documentary Wild Wild Country about the Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, who had a huge group of followers in the 1980s. Often it was because of a...

Tomorrow is Good: Strong(er) together

It has just been the shortest day, 21 December. A perfect moment for some reflection and a short review. We installed no less than 64 solar panels in our garden, with an expected yield of 20,000 kWh...

Lightyear is ready for the future

In a brand-new factory hall on the Automotive Campus in Helmond, the production of the first Lightyear One will start. The fast-growing car manufacturer is certainly ready for it, but how will the...

Tomorrow is Good: Perpetuum Mobile

In a weekly column, alternately written by Maarten Steinbuch, Mary Fiers, Carlo van de Weijer, Lucien Engelen, Tessie Hartjes and Auke Hoekstra, Innovation Origins tries to find out what the future...

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