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No need for charging stations, Stella Vita is self-sufficient in terms of energy — thanks to solar panels on the roof, it generates enough power to drive, shower, watch TV, charge your laptop and make coffee!
Stella Vita: The world’s first solar-powered house on wheels
Students from Eindhoven University of Technology have developed an electric motorhome with a range of more than 700 kilometers. Thanks to solar panels with a surface area of over 17 square meters, the ‘Stella Vita’ is a Self-Sustaining House On Wheels. This means that it is self-sufficient in terms of energy. Thanks to solar panels on the roof, it is independent of charging stations. Stella Vita generates enough solar energy to drive, shower, watch TV, charge your laptop and make coffee.
Driving 3000 km only on the energy of the sun
On the 19th of September, Stella Vita will hit the road for the first time and start a journey through Europe, where the team will drive 3000km from Eindhoven to Tarifa on the power of the sun!
Driving and living only on the energy of the sun! With the Self-sustaining House On Wheels the team show that they can live and drive only on the energy of the sun. It’s SHOWtime! The team are going to present their concept to the world.
‘We want to inspire the current market and society to accelerate the transition towards a sustainable future. Therefore, we are going to make a tour through Europe with our Self-sustaining House On Wheels, the European Solar Tour. We will visit various companies, universities and governmental institutions. In addition, we will also visit many beautiful places to show the future of travelling.’
The team will be travelling from the north to the south of Europe on the energy of the sun. Starting from Eindhoven and driving south from there. After travelling 3000 km, the final destination is Tarifa, the most southern city of Spain. During the route, 13 different stops are planned. These stops were chosen because of their beautiful nature, the vibrant city centre and their important position in the energy transition.