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Solar Team Eindhoven: A practical car on Solar Energy

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    And Stella is oficially street legal within the Netherlands!
    Okay, any commercial version that might be made in future (in, say, 10 years) will need to meet more "heavy" requirements, but still... :D :rockout: :toast:

    Source: https://twitter.com/SolarEHV/status/367386951097122817
     
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    Source: http://www.solarteameindhoven.nl/en/news
     
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    good luck stella!

    your sister is kinda hot indeed.
     
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    You noticed there are 3 women in it? I did not know that when I started this thread.
     
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    Here are the provisional qualification times for the World Solar Challenge. Solar Team Eindhoven placed second overall and on pole position within their class.

    Sources: http://www.solarracing.org/2013/10/05/live-qualification-times/ and http://www.worldsolarchallenge.org/dashboard/timing?day=dyn
     
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    when do we get to see pics like in car mags, with photoshopped bikini girls acting like they give a shit about cars, via their cleavage?
     
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    yep. your sister handle the aerodynamics right? there's only 1 girl in the vid is mentioning the aerodynamic team ;)




    nice gap in the lap timings. sooo, it should a walk in the park for stella, right?
     
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    LOL

    Is this pic mag-worthy enough?

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    My sister one of the people involved with the aerodynamics, indeed.

    I do not know. The actual race did not start yet, and a lot can happen during the 3000km trip. Especially in the heat of the dessert (potential reliabilit issues). They prepared well though, I hope so we'll see.
    BTW, I think some of the Challenger cars did not go to the max in order to avoid risking damage to them (they are not really made for making turns, and tend to do better on a road than a racing track). That may have influenced the outcomes of the qualification.
     
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    Promo vid!

     
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    I forgot to post this:

    Source: http://www.solarteameindhoven.nl/en/news

    The blog post of day 2 does not seem to be available in English, day 3 is not finished yet.
     
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    They finished at the End of Timing point at 13:03 local time, and will drive into Adelaide. This weekend the jury will make a verdict on the final standings in their class.
     
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    squeee
     
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    I am not sure what "squee" means, but I guess it's positive. :p
     
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    girly enthusiasm.
     
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    They won't bring it to market; it might do so in a more refined form in a decade or so. It is for science (thru competition) and for gaining prestige for their respective university.
    And compared to (most) other solar EVs it already is quite practical. It is the first freaking fourseater to complete the World Solar Challenge without trailering it a single ångström (i.e. 0.1 nanometer), and I only know 8 solar EVS that have something like a baggage compartiment.
    Yes, the car probably needs to get a bit higher (to get in and out more easily), airco/heating are not added in the current prototype, maybe consumers might like a bigger battery and it may need some extra crumple zones if it hasn't got those already. But that does not give you a right to be so unconstructive.
     
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    cant they make less predictable names for they projects than beer logo names
     
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    add small generator of some kind for when electric is not enough, gain super economic vehicle.
     
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    Stella --> Solar Team Eindhoven
    "Stella" is Latin for "star" (the sun is a star)
    "Stella" is a given name for females, emphasising the "family character" of the car.

    There is no association with Stella Artois or any other beer brand. BTW, Subaru (a car brand) also has used the name "Stella" in some markets.
     
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    so did we ever find out if the OP's sister was hot?
     
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    Looking at the original post first image, I don't see any butterfaces, then again the res is quite low.
     

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