Dutch students have developed a family car that’s solar powered and generates more energy than it uses. The Stella Lux, developed by a group of 21 students from the Eindhoven University of Technology, seats four adults and is designed to be efficient, intelligent and comfortable; the project’s aim was to create “the car of the future.” Besides generating electricity through 62 square feet of solar cells, it carries an additional 15 kilowatts of battery capacity. With a full charge, it has a range in excess of 600 miles and a top speed of 78 mph. It will compete in the World Solar Challenge later this year in Australia.
This solar “family car” produces more power than it uses and can travel 78 mph. No recharging infrastructure is required and no resources are used.