The Stella Lux is a solar-powered EV created by a group of students at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands that can sit four people and is taking on the World Solar Challenge in Australia in October.
Solar Team Eindhoven
Solar power, while streaming free daily from our sun, is notoriously difficult to turn into practical vehicular transportation. Sure, you can cross Australia in a solar car, if you're willing to work hard, but direct solar-powered transportation (i.e., not solar charging à la a Tesla Supercharger or Peder Norby) with passengers remains difficult. But that's just the hurdle that the Solar Team Eindhoven (STE) from the Netherlands is trying to jump.