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Solar-powered car Stella Terra finishes a 1,000 km North Africa test drive

The solar-powered car, known as the Stella Terra, has successfully completed a 620-mile (1,000km) test drive across the challenging landscapes of Morocco and the Sahara. πŸ‘ Developed by a team of students from Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, this two-seat off-road vehicle is groundbreaking in its ability to travel long distances without recharging, thanks to its lightweight design and efficient solar panels on its roof.
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With a top speed of 145km/, weighing just 1,200kg and a range of at least 710km on a sunny day, the Stella Terra represents a leap in sustainable transportation technology. The car also incorporates a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, allowing it to operate in less sunny conditions and over shorter distances. Its solar panels generate enough electricity to power various devices, such as phones and cameras, making it highly versatile.
The team behind Stella Terra, comprising 22 students aged 21 to 25, designed and built the car as part of their project, taking a year off from their studies to bring their vision to life. While the car faced some technical challenges during its journey through North Africa, they were easily solved, demonstrating the car's robustness and adaptability to off-road conditions.
Learn more about their inspiring journey on the Solar team website and social media:
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Even though further work is needed before mass production, Stella Terra's 97% efficient solar converter and exceptional performance offer a promising avenue for the future of solar-powered vehicles!
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    Students of the century! πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ‘πŸ‘

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    • winnie nguru

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      Impressive!

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      • Rashid Kamau

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        They are good in reducing dependence on fossil fuel cars.

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        • johnte ndeto

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          Solar power is really great innovation and having worked successfully it's really encouraging

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          • Tabitha Kimani

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            This is cool.

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              • Edwin wangombe

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                This has proven that Solar energy is reliable

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                • George Kariuki

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                  Solar cars are a clean and renewable source of transportation that can help us create a more sustainable future for all.

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                  • Rotich Kim

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                    Solar energy is the best source of energy to drive our vehicle

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                    • mercy nduta

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                      A promising solution to combat climate change and transition to a more sustainable future.

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                      • Annett Michuki..

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                        such a milestone

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                        • walter lungayi

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                          This is great news and a milestone in EVs industry.

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                          • Sarah Chabane

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                            @walter_lungayi looking forward to seeing it scale up!

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                            • walter lungayi

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                              @sarah_chabane true

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                            • Grace Njeri

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                              Solar powered cars are a promising solution to our planet.

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