Solar Team Eindhoven honored
A couple of months following its victory in the Cruiser Class of the World Solar Challenge 2015 in Australia, Solar Team Eindhoven and its solar-powererd car Stella Lux are back in the Netherlands. During the New Year's reception ‘The New Horizon’ in the Evoluon in Eindhoven, the team was once again put in the spotlight as it was honored by Jan Mengelers and mayor Rob van Gijzel.
The new year's reception was organized for the third time by a number of partners in the Evoluon with the theme ‘What’s Next’. One of those presenting his vision was President of the Executive Board of Eindhoven University of Technology, Jan Mengelers, who focused on the education of the future engineer and the future of technology in terms of energy, mobility and health.
Liselotte Kockelkoren and Tom Selten of Solar Team Eindhoven also looked back on designing and building the car of the future. “A Dutch Solar Challenge,” Tom Selten laughed. Because, apart from Solar Team Eindhoven, teams from Delft and Twente were also successful in the race. The team received a golden ceremonial pin specially made by the jeweler Sylvester Andriessen.
The world champions
It took the student team Solar Team Eindhoven just one and a half years to design and build an energy-positive car. With space for four people, a trunk and a range of around 1,000 kilometers, the team got the solar-powered Stella Lux car carrying two occupants all the way from start to finish of the 3,000 kilometer-long Challenge in Australia in October. The team became world champions for the second successive time in the category for solar-powered family cars.
After the World Solar Challenge part of the Solar Team Eindhoven went on to China to present the car in Shanghai. Most of the team set foot again on Dutch soil on Thursday 17 December.