An exciting development for both the automobile industry and environmentalists alike, the announcement of Solar Team Eindhoven's 'Stella' car is run entirely on solar power; so much so that it creates more energy than it expels. The dramatic energy efficiency of the Stella automobile means that after being driven for awhile, the extra solar powered expelled from the vehicle can balance out the environmental cost of manufacturing the car itself.
"Our sustainable future is getting closer and offers new challenges. We'd like to contribute with the development of a practical passenger car, powered by solar energy," the Netherlands students who created this family car comment on their site. While still a one-off, this socially conscious experiment may very well lead to some exciting environmentally-friendly automobiles on the market in the not-so-distant future.
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