ONE WEEK ABOUT Creative Heroes Award 2019
Lex Hoefsloot is together with Martijn Lammers, Qurein Biewenga, Arjo van der Ham and Koen van Ham co-founder of Lightyear One, a Dutch start-up that launches the first driving prototype of the world’s first solar family car on the same day as the Creative Heroes award evening starts. That does not mean that the car runs entirely on the solar cells that are integrated in the hood and the roof. The car is partly charged via the socket. The ambition is therefore to bring the extracted energy more into balance. Lightyear One has the potential to reduce CO2 emissions, it can convert a lot of sun into kilometres and it is self-sufficient for most of the year. ‘This is our contribution to a better world’, the founders say.
Jury: ‘Five young founders together with a team of eighty men are getting it done to launch the first solar car in the world. A mega job. The car is technically brilliant. You don’t have to extract lithium, you don’t need charging stations every ten meters, nor do you need underground infrastructure.’
Winner Creative Heroes Award 2019, Category 1:1000.000.000 Award
Winner Super Hero Award 2019