Solar Car World Champion TED Talk (Video)

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Job van de Kieft (@JobvandeKieft) was the driver of solar car Nuna3 in 2005 and crossed the World Solar Challenge finish line in record-breaking time — this record still holds. As a world champion solar car racer, Job wrote a book about what it takes to build a winning solar car in 2007. in 2009, Job went on to develop a new segway-like vehicle concept, called Qugo, together with Maarten de Bruijn (designer for Spyker cars).

Job now works at TNO, an independent research organization in The Netherlands, as manager SME in the field of mobility. His goal is to bring TNO knowledge on mobility to the market.

Job is constantly experiencing what it takes to only use electrical transportation to take you where you need to be. He has bought himself an electric scooter to experience this first hand. And he now doing such things as working with pizza delivery companies to convince them they can make the transition to electric scooters. Range is the biggest challenge, but Job says it can be done.

Job recently contacted CleanTechnica about featuring his TEDxDelft talk on our site — being a perfect fit for CleanTechnica, I jumped on the idea, of course. In his TEDxDelft talk (below), Job spoke about how electric driving can set you free — fun topic. Check it out:


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