【最拉风:首辆家用型太阳能“超跑”,跑出范儿】

来自荷兰的团队在9月底造出了世界首辆四人座的太阳能电动汽车--Stella。据悉,与其不走寻常路的外形相比,Stella的性能还是很接地气的。它适用于在常规路面上行驶,单次充电续航里程达800公里,最重要的是四人座的设计可以满足载着全家人出游的愿望。未来你们全家十一的出行很有可能就被Stella承包了,想想都很拉风!

http://mashable.com/2014/10/01/solar-car-stella/

You"re not imagining things if you"ve recently spotted an oddly shaped car topped with solar panels in California.It was probably Stella — a family-sized solar car — which finished up its U.S. debut trip on Sept. 24. It"s believed to be the first solar car that can comfortably transport four people — more than any other solar car, according to Tom Selten, manager of the team from the Netherlands that designed the car.

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"A four-seated car is (in our opinion) functional and essential for families," Selten wrote in an email.

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IMAGE: FLICKR, SOLAR TEAM EINDHOVEN

The car is designed for traditional roads and can operate on a single electric charge for up to 500 miles. Its inaugural road trip was in Australia, the battleground where solar cars duke it out in theWorld Solar Challenge. Stella won the "Cruiser Class" contest for practical cars, among other accolades, last year.

It might be a tight squeeze for an average person to fit inside, however, because the car"s only about 4 feet tall, as Auto World News pointed out.

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IMAGE: FLICKR, SOLAR TEAM EINDHOVEN

But Stella is yet another glimpse at how sun energy may change the way we travel. Using solar energy to power cars is already on the minds of automobile manufacturers. Ford, for example, has a car in the works that can last about 21 miles on sunlight alone.

"We think it is necessary to show the world a fuel-free future by making practical solar cars," Selten said.

The car completed a road trip last week along Highway 1 from Los Angeles to San Francisco (about 385 miles), the most traffic-heavy and hilly environment the car has traversed. Stella arrived in Detroit in early September before truck drivers transported it west.

Stella is now heading home back to the Netherlands.

 

 

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