The Golden Steering Wheel award’s roots trace all the way back to 1976, with the goal of showing the popularity of new car models. The award was received by Lightyear co-founders Arjo van der Ham and Koen van Ham. “We are humbled by the support of Auto Bild and the German consumers who voted for our solar car. To harness the power of the sun, we developed our own solar technology. The Golden Steering Wheel is an incredible affirmation of a swelling support for clean, solar electric mobility.