First Solar-Powered Car to Drive Around the World Completes Journey


Check out more video clips from the journey (many of which are quite funny, if only because of the sometimes Herzog-style narration) at: Solartaxi video blog

We’ve reported before on the progress of the first solar-powered car to make a round-the-world journey , and are pleased to report that the so-called Solartaxi has completed its 32,000 mile journey today, pulling up to the UN climate change talks in Poznan, Poland.

The noiseless vehicle, which can travel at speeds up to 55 mph and go 185 miles on a fully charged battery, has been driven by Swiss schoolteacher Louis Palmer to spread the word that we have the technologies to radically reduce carbon emissions and stop global warming. Palmer had this to say of his trip,We Have the Tech for 100% Emissions Reduction

These new technologies are ready. It’s ecological, it’s economical, it is absolutely reliable. [TH note: only two days were lost on the journey due to malfunctions] We can stop global warming.

Here are the conference, we are talking about reducing emissions by 10 or 20 percent. I want to show that we can reduce emissions by 100 percent -- and that’s what we need for the future. (Yahoo News/AP)

More at: Solartaxi

via: Yahoo News/AP
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