The SolarTaxi Visits GW

SolarTaxi

SolarTaxi

Louis Palmer made a stop yesterday at the campus of The George Washington University in his SolarTaxi, and he even took the university’s president, Steven Knapp, for a ride around the University Yard. Palmer is currently driving this vehicle around the world to stimulate reflection on ways we can change our habits for a better environment.

The SolarTaxi Route

The SolarTaxi Route

According to the Solartaxi website,

The Solartaxi is an electric vehicle with a five-meter solar trailer covered with 6 square meters of solar cells. The electricity is stored in a newly invented ZEBRA battery, so we can even drive at night, without any sunshine. The solar cells on the trailer produce enough electricity to run the car up to 100 km a day.

SolarTaxis Solar Panel

SolarTaxi's Solar Panel Trailor

SolarTaxi at H St & 20th St NW, Washington, DC

SolarTaxi at H St & 20th St NW, Washington, DC

Update:  09.15.2008

Check out the WRC NBC4.com article on this event, or watch the report.

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