Students from Eindhoven University of Technology taking part in this year’s Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia will be aiming to blaze a winning trail in a stunning new vehicle featuring high performance coatings supplied by AkzoNobel.
Unveiled by Solar Team Eindhoven in June, the Stella Vie is a solar-powered family car capable of traveling 1,000km on one full battery. As well as offering technical advice to the team, AkzoNobel’s Specialty Coatings business also provided a range of innovative products, including sustainable primers, basecoat and clearcoat.
“Working with talented engineers and technicians is always a great experience, particularly when it involves a project which is so closely related to our own efforts to create a more sustainable future,” said Managing Director of Specialty Coatings, Alberto Slikta.
“We pride ourselves on combining high performance technology with world class color expertise and our exclusive partnership with Solar Team Eindhoven is an exciting way to showcase our capabilities.”
Added Beatrix Bos, Public Relations Manager for Solar Team Eindhoven: “Painting a solar car is not easy. AkzoNobel gave us lots of advice on how to do the job and which materials to use – and the end result looks fantastic.”