Lex Hoefsloot

The Inevitable Marriage of Solar Energy and Transportation

The talk will deal with future mobility in general and specifically solar powered cars. Solar cars have always been seen as unlikely combination and only feasible in the distant future. With the introduction of electric cars, light materials and better solar panels combined with some clever thinking, that future might arrive earlier than many people think. If we want to live in a world in which sustainable mobility is available for anyone at extremely low cost, solar cars are the way to go.

Lex Hoefsloot (24), Co-founder of Solar Team Eindhoven. Solar Team Eindhoven is a team of 20 students of the Eindhoven University of Technology. We built the world’s first solar powered family car. The car participated in and won the World Solar Challenge 2013 Cruiser class. Early this year, the car won a Crunchie (‘Oscar for technology’) in San Francisco.

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