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Do you want to be part of the car of the future?

We are building a family car that is powered by the Sun and you can be part of it. Only with your support, we can make sustainable mobility become a reality.

How it works

We are building a solar-powered family car from the ground up and we will present it in July 2019. In the coming months you can follow our progress on this page. Donate to one of the components of the car our team is working on this day.

What's in it for you

We are thankful for each contribution and we want to show you that we do! Therefore, next to contributing to the car that you yourself might drive in the future, you will receive a surprise from the team. 

Round 2: The interior of the car

Now that the body of the car is ready for production, it is time for the next step! The interior is getting more and more into shape and the basic functionalities, like accelerating and braking, are integrated.  

Choose a part from the list below to contribute to. If you wish to contribute to different parts, please fill in individual forms for each of them.

Solar Cells - €20.00

Solar cells, or photovoltaic cells, convert the energy of sunlight into electricity which can power the car. Even under cloudy skies, the more than 300 solar cells on the roof ensure the battery is supplied with clean energy.

Donors

Hero Mulder
Ralph Ernstorfer
Laetitia Ouillet
M.L. van der Sande
Toon en Astrid Frenken
Pim Schlief
Amy Frenken
Familie Dirks
Eline Holten
Sandra Holten
David Vos
Jop Knoppers
Bert Diepstraten
Kiki Lombarts

Accelerator pedal - €50.00

In order to drive we need to accelerate. Acceleration is achieved by pressing the pedal, which is completely electric. This means that the angle position of the pedal determines the signal that is sent to the motors. Drive by wire.

Donors

Michael Rieken
Robert-Jan Bulter
Joris Visser
M.L. van der Sande
Ineke van der Vegt
Eloy Hensen
Oma Stolte
May Roelofs
Paul Bouw
Christina Ruijzendaal

Brake pedal - €50.00

In traffic, we need to be able to stop instantly. The braking system has two functions: regenerative and mechanical braking. Naturally, we need a braking system to come to a complete stop. Regenerative braking is a mechanism in which energy is recovered during deceleration.

Donors

Edwin Blok - van Enck
Carolijn en Joep van der Velden
M.L. van der Sande
Fons de Zeeuw
Jos en Henny Grasso
Anny Bouw
Anny van Gorkum
Dirk van Wijk
Fam van Gorkum-Leijdens
Familie Janssen

Seats - €75.00

The interior might be the most important factor of a family car; a comfortable car makes a comfortable ride. The passenger seats are designed uniquely for the height of this aerodynamically shaped car. Will the new car again be a family car for 5 or might it even transport a family of 7?

Donors

Pelvitec BV
Perry en Ans
Peter van der Spoel
Joost en Irma van Laarhoven

Steering wheel - €100.00

The multidisciplinarity of the team comes together in the steer; the interior designer makes it aesthetically pleasing, the mechanical engineers make sure it functions, and our electrical engineers add the electrical components like the ones to control the lights.

Donors

Indelft BV
Stella van Rijn
Albrecht Häublein
Peter Portheine
Rene Sesink
Karin Corjanus
Arthur Rikken

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Round 1: The foundation of the car - closed

Solar Cells - €20.00

Solar cells, or photovoltaic cells, convert the energy of sunlight into electricity which can power the car. Even under cloudy skies, the more than 300 solar cells on the roof ensure the battery is supplied with clean energy.

Donors

Robert-Jan Bulter
Jack Beurskens
Anne van der Bom

Side Windows - €40.00

During the design of the carbon body, the side windows are not to be forgotten. They contribute to the look and feel of the car and, most importantly, they have to adhere to the safety requirements for a family car.

Donors

Ine Derix
Andreas Sommer

Doors - €75.00

The most frequently handled components of the car are the doors. As they have to fit perfectly into the carbon body, have to be lightweight and at the same time strong, they do give the engineers a headache.

Donors

Hester Faber

Wheels - €100.00

The load the wheels can bear determines the maximum weight of the car. At the same time, we want the wheels to be narrow as the rolling resistance has a massive impact on the car's energy consumption.

Donors

Jan Friso Groote
Marc van Helvoort
A.G. ten Hoeve Numan
Marleen Meijer-Grasso
Ton Peeters
Jan Blom

Wind Screens - €150.00

The windscreen, or front window, is to be made of resilient and flexible material. The window is aerodynamically shaped and should allow for full visibility of the surroundings to ensure safety.

Donors

Jan en Mia van Rijn

Headlights - €250.00

A road-ready car is required to have low beam lights, side lights, and main lights. The headlights have to blend in with the exterior design and be functional; our designer is considering all options.

Donors

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