Stella Vita Electric RV Aims to be the Solar-Powered Distance Leader

A team of Dutch university students said they have radically redesigned the RV with solar power and an aerodynamic shape.

As detailed recently on the online broadcast “Fully Charged Show”, the Stella Vita is an electric RV with fold-out solar panels designed by Solar Team Eindhoven, a team of engineering students at the Eindhoven University of Technology.

In 2021, the team took its creation on a 1,864-mile road trip across Europe, from Eindhoven to Tarifa, Spain. The RV only needed two charging stops en route. A 74.5-mph top speed meant the Stella Vita could at least keep up with traffic.

The Stella Vita has a 60-kwh lithium-ion battery pack, which gets some charge from the roof-mounted solar panels. They can generate 2 kw when folded or 4 kw when unfolded, according to Solar Team Eindhoven. Normal range is estimated at 372 miles, but that can be extended to 453 miles on a sunny day, the team claims.

To view the full report from Stephen Edelstein at, click here.

Stella Vita
the Stella Vita

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