Stella Era is our fourth solar car. What does Stella Era bring that is new to the solar game and score more points during the fourth edition of the Cruiser Class? The previous world champions, Stella, Stella Lux and Stella Vie showed the world that a (solar) car can be highly efficient and effective at generating their own energy. Stella Era has been built to share energy with other electric vehicles.
With Stella Era we tackle an emerging problem of electric mobility: the surge for a demand on energy in the form of electricity. She can charge other electric appliances and other electric cars using her charger port! We can provide energy to the mobility sector piece by piece.
To optimize her energy gains, she is able to autonomously seek the sun: if you park her in the shadows while you’re shopping, she will move herself to a sunnier spot automatically. She’ll notify you where she has moved to.
This is part of the concept that makes Stella Era different from her predecessors and that will hopefully score high during the practicality judgement the day after we finish. But that’s not all: for a complete overview of features, click here! ... See MoreSee Less
The strategy team had some worries today as the Sun disappeared behind clouds and we encountered strong headwinds. We've decided therefore not to drive with all occupants today. Tomorrow we'll drive another 550 kilometers to complete the 1200 kilometer stage on a single charge. Will Stella Era make it with these weather conditions? #pushingthelimits #BWSC19 ... See MoreSee Less
Although the name may indicate so, the end-of-the-day stop doesn't mean it is the end of the day for us. We've become a very structured and smooth team in setting up our camp! #BWSC19 ... See MoreSee Less
Update Cruiser Class scores at Barrow Creek (first control stop of today):
1. Solar Team Eindhoven. 72.04 points
2. @BO_SolarCar (Bochum, Germany). 38.51 points.
3. @sunswift (Sydney, Australia). 35.02 points.
4. Sun Shuttle (Beijing, China). 10.89 points.
Who are the people providing you with all these beautiful photos and videos about the #BWSC19? See here: photographer Bart van Overbeeke (check out our Flickr page) and Mark+Simon providing us with beautiful footage (check out our Youtube channel for all videos). Absolute heroes!