A group of 22 students from Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands collaborated and conducted research and successfully built this all-solar powered vehicle.
This solar car is called Stella Vita and you can also call it “mobile home”. Three roof-mounted solar panels, covering an area of 17.5 square meters, two of which are folded, and can be extended when standing, and when driving on the road, it will be charged by a main solar panel covering an area of 8.8 square meters.
Stella Vita is equipped with a 60 kWh battery, and when fully charged it can travel 600 km even at night or cloudy, and if the weather is sunny it can travel another 130 km and a maximum speed of 120 km per hour.
Stella Vita is equipped with a wide range of amenities and living necessities, including a sofa and a double bed, as well as a kitchen area and bathroom with shower, sink and toilet, which can accommodate two people and living, taking full advantage of the amenities. The roof can be raised and opened when parking the car, saving more space and comfort.
In fact, now solar and battery technology is very advanced, only with some knowledge and practical ability, you can build such a car yourself. It only took Dutch students a year to design and build this vehicle, as well as obtain a road permit so that it can drive as freely as other vehicles.
To test this model, a group of Dutch students take a month-long trip across Europe starting September 19, 2021.
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