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Solar Taxi crews goal:
They have just one aim: at least 50,000 km, 40 countries, 18 months and 5 continents…all the way around the world, from west to east. They start and finish in Lucerne.
Solar Taxi Presentation Video Clip "Through the Nullarbor"[Between Norseman, Western Australia and Ceduna, South Australia](above)
Videos of Solar Taxi round the world route in chronological order.(Scroll Down)
Fifty per cent of the energy comes from the solar cells on the trailer while the remaining comes from solar cells fed into the electricity grid and accessed via power sockets en route. Solar taxi has maximum range of 400kph and a top speed of 90kph.
The 35-year old Swiss adventurer, Louis Palmer is taking his solar-powered car on a world tour to promote conservation. The aim is to be at least 50,000 km, 40 countries, 18 months and 5 continents.
He is dismal with signs of global warming that he came across in his travels inspired him to build his solar car.In his previous travels through all continents, by bicycle, ultra light airplane and a car and saw first hand the devastation wreaked by global warming, from deforestation, floods and mass evacuations from the Amazon Rainforest area to droughts and famine in Africa and Afghanistan. Palmer says the many signs of global warming that he came across disturbed him. “The weather has changed so drastically in almost all the 60 countries.
Palmer started his world tour on July 3, 2007 in Lucerne, Switzerland and traveled across Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. From Dubai, he shipped the solar car to Mumbai. Arrived in India the container finally has arrived, and we broke all records by clearing the container at customs within one day ...19.10.2007. Continued to Bali, Indonesia for World Climate Conference.
Solar taxi arrives in Whangarei, New Zealand on 11.01. Sydney, Australia on 30.01.2008. Solartaxi has arrived in Singapore from Perth on 25.03.2008.
The next big cities are:Bangkok (9.4.), Vientiane, Kunming (18.4.), Shanghai (12.5.), Beijing (21.5.), Seoul, Osaka, Tokyo, Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Chicago, New York, Montreal
His vehicle named ‘the solar taxi’ which he build with the help of 12 university students, several Swiss companies and a German manufacturer of solar cells. Palmer envisions a future where solar cells will adorn rooftops of houses so that people can charge their car batteries. The solar taxi is equipped with luxurious, leather-covered bucket seats guaranteeing both fun and comfort. The person in the passenger seat too can drive the vehicle as the steering slides across horizontally.
This project will certainly set a world record of being the first motor vehicle powered by non-fossil fuel to drive around the world.
"Solar Taxi" Arrives in India Nov7, 2007
Swiss adventurer arrives in Singapore in Solar Taxi 25.03.2008
Melaka.Kuala Lumpur,Shah Alam-Malaysia
| From Singapore to Melaka (Malaysia) 29.03.2008|
Melaka,Malaysia.Louis Palmer said that the “Solartaxi” could reach speeds of up to 90kph.“Without sunshine, it can go for as long 300km and with sunshine, for about 400km.“On a cloudy day or during the night, the vehicle runs on the energy saved on the grid,” he added.
Solartaxi arrived in Malaysia! Stops in Melaka, official reception in MITC, press conf., invited to wedding ceremony, and a little tour to Melaka historical places VIDEO
From Melaka to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)31.03.2008
Petronas towers in Kuala Lumpur
Shah Alam Sepang F1 Racecourse 02.04.2008
Q-Cells is setting up its new factory in Kuala Lumpur. We met the team and visited the construction site. Q-Cells hopes to go into production here by the end of this year. Then we went to the Sepang Formula 1 Racecourse and raced the solartaxi.
|Welcome to Bangkok! 09.04.2008- 13.04.2008|
Meeting the Energy Minister
Bangkok's Center World Shopping Center
Solar Taxi in Beijing
The plan to travel across Japan together had to be cancelled at the last minute after being told they couldn't enter Japan with the Solar Taxi.
Video-22.08.2008 Episode 22: Los Angeles/ From Merced to Los Angeles 24.07.2008
San Francisco: Berkeley- Going down Lombard Street
28.07.2008- Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles
29.07.2008 From LA to San Diego - The Aptera (electric vehicle): 30000 Dollar, 100 miles range, so far 3400 are ordered.
01.08.2008 Solartaxi goes to Vegas!
04.08.2008 Solartaxi makes it to Monument Valley
08.08.2008 from Moab to Carbondale, Colorado-Unique scenery south of Arches Nt. Park, Utah, USA
10.08.2008 Across the Rocky Mountains to Denver: Vail Pass, the highest point of their world tour!
14.08.2008 From Boulder to Nebraska through wide flat lands.
20.08.2008 Chicago- Downtown Chicago
24.08.2008 Visiting General Motors -Appearance at the Detroit Morning Show at FOX.
Solar Taxi crews were pretty much surprised to get a warm welcome at General Motors, the company which is known to have shredded all their electric vehicles after they were successfully introduced some years ago. But GM has learned in the meantime, and Solar Taxi crews have also learned that in the area of Detroit, FORD has stored 700'000 cars that they can not sell. The automobile industries all over the world are worrying about the next economical crisis, and specially the American manufacturers are busy looking into solutions that may save them, otherwise they could go down like Titanic.
27.08.2008 They make a break in Toronto-Have fun at the CNE in Toronto!
29.08.2008 Niagara Falls-last stop in Canada!
06.09.2008 Washington - 2 Billion dollar a day goes from the US to foreign countries for oil. A message to Capitol Hill. Solar Energy is available!
On the 6th Avenue, New York, 07.09.2008
Source: Solar Taxi Homepage
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