Solar taxi halfway round the world


Swiss adventurer, Louis Palmer, is halfway around the world in his solar taxi, which left Switzerland in July 2007 and arrived in Perth on the 9th of March. The light-weight car runs totally on solar-generated electricity and travels at up to 90 kilometers per hour. It took three years to build and has travelled 23,000 kilometers in nine months. Mr Palmer has given lifts to Bianca Jagger, Peter Garrett a Jordanian prince and a number of hitchhikers. He was given a lift from Bali to New Zealand by Greenpeace ship, the Rainbow Warrior II.

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