Solar Team Eindhoven was founded in 2012 and has since become the world champion four times in the Cruiser Class of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, a race over a distance of 3022 km (Darwin to Adelaide). The BWSC takes place every other year and the most recent one has concluded at the 20th of October, 2019.

In September 2018, the team began designing the fourth solar-powered family car: Stella Era. Stella Era is the world’s first self-driving charging station on wheels.

The team consists of 26 students from Eindhoven University of Technology. Stella Era is the fourth family car of Solar Team Eindhoven (STE). Its predecessors are Stella (2013), Stella Lux (2015) and Stella Vie (2017).

For video’s, photo’s, press statements and other information about the team and the car, check out the Press Package. 

Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2019

13 - 20 October

Questions? Contact Marije Sesink, PR manager.

+31 637 385 174 (NL) 

Press releases


Stella Era: A comfortable, self-driving family car that maximizes the use of solar energy, by efficiently using energy for herself and by sharing it with others.

The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is a contest for solar cars in two classes: the Cruiser and the Challenger Class. Solar Team Eindhoven is four-time world champion in the Cruiser Class with the Stella solar cars.