Eindhoven wins World Solar Challenge for solar-powered cars in the Cruiser class




The team from Eindhoven, the World Solar Challenge in the ‘Cruiser class to his name. The Dutch were in the solar car race not the fastest, but took enough points on the jury components to be crowned as number one.

The winner was announced at a ceremony at the time of writing has just ended. In the Cruiser class play power consumption, the number of passengers carried and the practicality of the car involved. So therefore it’s not about the pure speed and who arrives first at the finish line. As a result, it is possible that the Eindhoven, which as the second ended behind a Japanese team, yet end up in the first place. The jury hit the comfort of the solar car, the Stella Lux, thus higher than the Japanese competitors.

For the team from Eindhoven means the second victory in the Cruiser class of the World Solar Challenge. Even in 2013, when the previous edition of the solar car race was held, the Dutch won with a former version of the Stella Lux. In the car that fit was held this year four people, all was not always driven by so many people during the race. According to the creators, the Stella Lux is designed as a family car.

On stage was also honored the team from Delft. They took part in the Challenger-class when it came to pure speed. The team from Delft won with the solar car Nuna 8 first, just before the team from Twente. Also for the Delft team is not the first time they won the World Solar Challenge. The Belgian team from Leuven ended in this edition fifth.


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