Well, lets not get ahead of ourselves. While flying cars are still only to be found in the movies, a car that runs completely on solar energy is no longer the stuff of science fiction. The technology is here and we hope that its only a matter of time until the world's largest car manufacturers are scrambling to get solar cars to consumers. When that day comes, we will have to thank people like Louis Palmer.
Palmer is currently driving the first completely solar powered car around the world to prove that oil independence is possible. The journey began on July 3rd 2007 in Lucerne, Switzerland and will include forty countries on five continents with absolutely no carbon emissions!
The car can travel up to 90 km/h for up to almost 200 miles on its fully charged batteries and on a sunny day can travel a distance of 260 miles, using its solar cells.
Palmer and his team are currently headed to Amsterdam and will finish up their journey in Lucerne on December 18, 2008.
Check out the solar taxi blog for information on the building of the car, the mission, the team, and the route. There is also a great video blog! http://www.solartaxi.com/blog/ How Inspiring!!!