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Valmet Automotive Starts Series Production of a Solar Electric Vehicle

Valmet Automotive has started the series production of the Lightyear 0, the first true solar electric vehicle, at the Uusikaupunki, Finland plant. 

Lightyear 0 is a vehicle that paves the way to the transformation of mobility. Lightyear, the Dutch high-tech company, has created this highly efficient vehicle that enables consumers to drive more sustainably and to skip the charging grid. This milestone writes history as the Lightyear 0 is the first solar electric vehicle (SEV) to enter series production.

Valmet Automotive has constructed brand-new production facilities for the vehicle. 

– We share Lightyear’s motivation for creating new, more sustainable mobility solutions and we are excited to be part of this innovative development in the automotive industry right now. We have been working closely together to prepare for smooth production of these unique solar electric cars, said Olaf Bongwald, CEO, Valmet Automotive.

Valmet Automotive announced its manufacturing contract with Lightyear in July 2021.