Stella: World’s First Solar Powered Family Car
Over the years hybrid vehicles have taken leaps and bounds on the automotive scene, but it’s not stopping product innovation teams from looking for new sources to power their vehicles. Solar power has long been pondered (and even attempted several times), and the Stella is boasting the title of the world’s first successful electricity producing solar powered family car.
The vehicle was presented by Solar Team Eindhoven, and while it may look a bit funky, it certainly gets the job done. The car features enough room for a family four, comes with a full trunk for groceries, and has a range of roughly 600 kilometers. Solar cells line the roof of the carbon fiber and aluminum constructed vehicle, which not only help power the vehicle, but also help generate power for the all of the gadgetry found throughout the cockpit including the touchscreens and intuitive steering wheel. Check out the video below.