Solar Powered Taxi Makes Round-The-World Trip

December 5, 2008

Poland (ChattahBox) – The first solar powered taxi made headlines today as it completed it’s trip around the world. After 17 months on the road, Swiss teacher Louis Palmer arrived at the UN climate change talks in the city of Poznan.

The successful trip gives the first real evidence that solar power is a reliable source of alternative energy, and supporters of natural energy research are hoping it will be enough to gain widespread funding for the creation of environmentally friends products amongst growing fears of global warming.  Read more and check the video below …

A single battery can allow a small car to reach speeds of 55 mph, and travel 186 miles before having to be switched out or recharged, an impressive improvement to the battery powered cars created 10 years ago. And according to Palmer it only broke down twice during the 32,000 mile road trip, already making it much less fussy then your average fuel-powered automobile.

“People love this idea of a solar car,” He said in his first statement upon his arrival in Poland. “I hope that the car industry hears…and makes electric cars in future.”

In addition to the solar batteries, Palmer also kept a few extras available for night driving and rainy days, showing that the argument about lack of sunlight is not a good one.

Hopefully Mr Palmer’s success will wake people up to the realities of what harnessing natural energy sources, such as the sun, can do for us, both financially and environmentally. We have no more excuses, the future is possible. Now it’s about time we made it happen.


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