Stella from Eindhoven University of Technology TU/e participated in the Guinness World Record for ‘largest parade of electric vehicles’ during the National Electric Drive Week in Cupertina, California.
The previous record was set earlier this year in Stuttgart, Germany with 481 vehicles. Robertson, an official from Guinness Book of World Records congratulated the participants saying "What a great achievement. Congratulations on this new record, as well as the performance of improving the future of mobility."
Stella – the world’s first solar-powered family car, designed and built by TU/e students is currently in USA on a four-week tour to promote aspects of the unique solar car. Along with some of her sponsors, Stella visited the Intelligent Transportation Systems World Congress in Detroit, Stanford University and several companies in Silicon Valley.
Stella’s visit to the USA is collaboration between Brabant Development Agency (BOM), GEFCO/ Delmar International, IBM, NXP, Province of Noord-Brabant and Coast to Coast E-Mobility. Team manager of Solar Team Eindhoven, student Lex Hoefsloot said: "With Stella, we want to show the world what the car of the future should look like. We are very excited that we can share our knowledge with many people along the way. The reactions are overwhelming!"
Photo: Solar Team Eindhoven