The world’s first ever fully solar- powered family car, races across Australia and was built by students at Eindhoven University in the Netherlands. The vehicle has been developed to take part in the new Cruiser Class category of the World Solar Challenge. This is a yearly race consisting of 3,000km through the Australian outback from Darwin to Adelaide.

The Solar Team Eindhoven of Eindhoven University of Technology presented the world’s first solar-powered family car today. ‘Stella’ is the first ‘energy-positive car’ with room for four people and a boot for shopping. Stella, resembles a squashed, wingless aeroplane, the vehicle can fit a family and can travel up to 600 kilometres, powered by solar panels mounted on the roof. The carbon and aluminium car features a  touch screen dashboard and a responsive steering wheel that expands or contracts according to your speed.

The Solar Team Eindhoven (STE) is a team of 22 enthusiastic students who share a passion for driving and creating electric cars that are green for the environment and are fully powered by solar energy.


Interested in the World Solar Challenge Click HERE to see more…