A first four-seater, solar-powered vehicle has hit the U.S. road. The vehicle, named Stella, is the first ever family-sized solar-powered vehicle to hit the U.S. road.
the vehicle won the Michelin Cruiser Class for completing 3,000 km journey from Darwin to Adelaide in Australia, and took the first place in the World Solar Challenge.
Many solar-powered vehicles have been made but only for racing. This means Stella is the first ever vehicle made for the road.
View the car in action here:
The vehicle has large solar panels at its top that power it for up to 500 miles on a single charge. Tesla Roadster runs on a single electric charge for 245 – 300 miles.
The vehicle was designed by a team from Netherlands and they took it to U.S. for a tour to help kick off National Drive Electric Week.
The use of solar-powered equipment is being encouraged the world over to preserve the environment by reducing pollution.