Louis Palmers Solar Taxi arrives Down Under

February 8th, 2008 - 5:23 pm ICT by admin  


Washington, February 8 (ANI): Swiss adventurer Louis Palmers Solar Taxi has made its way to Australian capital Canberra.

Palmer has travelled over 15923 kilometres in his custom made solar-powered car since he started his around the world tour in July last year to raise awareness about climate change.

The adventurer whose trip has been a momentous one, from royal passengers, vehicle breakdowns and rainy days aims to demonstrate what one can do to prevent global warming.

“The solar taxi should rekindle hope and a zest for life, set an example to counteract resignation and stimulate reflection. And show that every single one of us can take a step towards preserving our planet,” the Environmental News Network quoted him as saying.

The car pulls a trailer equipped with high-efficiency solar panels from the main sponsor of Palmers tour Q-Cells, and these solar panels generate roughly 50 per cent of the electricity needed to run the vehicle.

The other half of the electricity is generated through solar panels on top of the headquarters of sponsor Swisscom, and reaches the solartaxi through the grid.

The solar taxi recharges its batteries at Swiss embassies, whenever possible.

The grid works like a bank, and Palmer can withdraw his earlier deposits from there when he is to travel by night or on a cloudy day. (ANI)

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