Lightyear partners with MyWheels to supply over 5,000 SEV models to car sharing platform

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Solar electrical conveyance (SEV) developer Lightyear has announced a concern with The Sharing Group, whose MyWheels car sharing level is presently the marketplace person successful the Netherlands. As portion of the agreement, Lightyear volition supply 5,000 units of the Lightyear Two – its 2nd SEV – which has yet to beryllium revealed, successful 2025. Additionally, immoderate models of the Lightyear One SEV volition articulation the MyWheels level successful 2023.

Lightyear is an EV startup based successful the Netherlands that specializes successful star electrical vehicles. From aboriginal on, the institution has promised a scope of 450 miles connected a azygous complaint from its ultra-efficient flagship SEV, the Lightyear One.

As Lightyear One moves person to reaching accumulation this year, its prototype investigating has seen large milestones met. Last July, the automaker demonstrated that its Lightyear One prototype had delivered 441 miles of range on a azygous charge.

Winter investigating provided further grounds that the Lightyear One volition get arsenic one of the astir businesslike EVs connected the planet, adjacent successful suboptimal conditions. That being said, lone a tiny radical of customers volition person the accidental to ain Lightyear’s flagship SUV, arsenic the institution lone plans to nutrient astir 950 of them and the archetypal 150 are already spoken for.

Lightyear’s 2nd SEV, however, volition beryllium mass-produced for a larger market. At an MSRP astir $34,000, it volition debut astatine a overmuch little terms compared to its predecessor. Although we won’t spot accumulation statesman connected the Lightyear Two until 2024 oregon 2025, MyWheels has already called “dibs” for 5,000 of them.

Lightyear MyWheelsSome of the vehicles presently disposable successful the Netherlands / Source: MyWheels.nlPeople volition soon rent a Lightyear SEV done MyWheels

Lightyear shared quality of its latest concern successful a property release retired of the Netherlands, expressing excitement for the aboriginal of clean, electrical mobility. Lex Hoefsloot, cofounder and CEO of Lightyear, spoke to the news:

The aboriginal of mobility is not lone astir the conveyance itself but besides however we usage it. Car sharing services are an illustration of however the marketplace is evolving to find new, much sustainable ways to support radical mobile without owning a car themselves. By offering Lightyears done a car-sharing work similar MyWheels, we are capable to enact our ngo quicker and much efficiently. This concern is an breathtaking measurement towards a cleaner future, and we are arrogant to beryllium teaming up with MyWheels and The Sharing Group.

As portion of the partnership, Lightyear volition proviso 5,000 of its upcoming Two SEV to the MyWheels level successful 2025, arsenic good arsenic immoderate models of the Lightyear One successful 2023. By providing these environmentally affable SEVs to MyWheels existent fleet of 2,500 cars crossed the Netherlands, Lightyear volition go the astir salient enactment for car sharing customers, helping the level further grow its modulation to electrified options. Karina Tiekstra, CEO of MyWheels, besides spoke:

MyWheels is powerfully committed to electrification and 50 percent of the shared car fleet is already electric. With the accomplishment of Lightyear connected the platform, our users volition get to acquisition the aboriginal of mobility firsthand. This is simply a large measurement successful our ngo to support the Netherlands mobile with 1 cardinal cars.

The constricted accumulation tally of the Lightyear One is expected to statesman this summertime with archetypal deliveries arriving to customers earlier year’s end. The Lightyear Two volition spot a overmuch larger accumulation output erstwhile it arrives successful 2024 oregon 2025.

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