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Lightyear Moves On

The biggest question that we’re all pondering is — what the heck happened to Lightyear 1?
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Lightyear Moves On

Lightyear, a Dutch EV startup, announced yesterday that it will halt assembly of its first EV just a few months into production. The flagship Lightyear 0 was introduced in 2019 as one of the first EVs with solar capabilities.

To Two (and beyond?) The Lightyear 2 is the startup’s new focus and will inherit all the advancements of the Lightyear 0, but it will be only a fraction of the price at around $40K. The company says they already have about 20K pre-orders from fleet owners, which is ahead of the 2025 production plan. As the abrupt cancellation of the Lightyear 0 makes evident, a lot can happen between now and then.

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