Solartaxi soon to drive across Australia

The Solartaxi isn’t really a taxi. The sign on the roof is an indication to interested persons that they can get a ride in the solar powered car and take part in its journey around the world. The vehicle itself is a small three wheeler that tows a light weight trailer with 6 square metres of solars panels on the top.

Solartaxi in Bali

The Solartaxi team are on a quest to drive around the world powered by nothing more than solar energy. Their aim: at least 50,000 km, 50 countries and 5 continents in less than 15 months. They started in Lucerne, Switzerland on 08 July 2007 and are presently in Bali, Indonesia for the United Nations World Climate Change Conference. Their next stop is Perth from where they plan to drive across Australia.

SolarTaxi route

Solartaxi’s mission is to show people that new technical solutions can stop the over-exploitation of fossil fuel resources if people are prepared to move forward from the technologies they grew up with. You can read more about the technology that drives Solartaxi.

Source: Solartaxi via AutoblogGreen

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  1. […] The Solartaxi isn’t really a taxi. The sign on the roof is an indication to interested persons that they can get a ride in the solar powered car and take part in its journey around the world. The vehicle itself is a small three wheeler that tows a light weight trailer with 6 square […] Sourse: Solartaxi soon to drive across Australia […]

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