Design

This solar-powered electric RV is a wholly off-grid house on wheels

Meet Stella Vita, a mobile home that can operate using the sun’s energy exclusively.

Solar Team Eindhoven

Solar Team Eindhoven is a team of 22 engineering students from the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, focused on creating a more sustainable future through the production of various solar-powered vehicles.

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When stationary, the electric RV’s roof can be raised and additional solar panels can extend out of it.

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The inside of Stella Vita.

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Through its solar panels on the roof, Stella Vita does not require charging stations and is able to generate enough energy for users to drive it, shower, watch TV, charge electronic devices and even brew coffee.

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The maximum distance in miles Stella Vita can travel on a sunny day.

Stella Vita is yet another entry into the student group’s line of solar vehicles that includes Stella Era — a self-driving meant for families — and Stella Vie, the first street-legal solar-powered sedan.

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Stella Era, another solar-powered vehicle from the engineering team.

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Stella Vie, the first solar-powered car to seat five people.

Solar Team Eindhoven

Solar Team Eindhoven plans on taking Stella Vita on a cross-country trip from Eindhoven to the southernmost tip of Spain to demonstrate the possibilities of sustainable travel.

For those interested in learning more you can get an in-depth look at the project and the vehicle’s specs here.