Smart Solutions: Solar Powered Cars

Cars keep getting smarter, there are cars that run on alcohol, cars that run on electricity and now...Cars that run on Solar Power! The Car 'Stella' was made by Dutch Engineering team from Eindhoven University of Technology, It is still a prototype and is totally hand made.
Large solar panels are placed on the roof of the car that enable 'Stella' to travel 250 miles without sunshine and on a sunny day, when fully charged, it can drive up to 420 miles.



Team Manager, Lex Hoefsloot, at  said: ‘Because the car is standing still 90 per cent of the time in front of your house or your office, we found out that in 10 out of the 12 months of the year, the car provided more energy than it uses. The solar cells on the roof of the car cost only £2,600.Our future designs will focus on making the car even more comfortable, practical and energy efficient, so in the end people have the feeling that they could buy a similar car at a dealership.’