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Globe-trotting solar taxi makes a quick stop at Cal Monday

By kbender
Monday, July 14th, 2008 at 7:49 pm in Uncategorized.

Since the start of his trip last year, Swiss adventurer Louis Palmer has travelled through more than a dozen countries, including Germany, Saudi Arabia, Australia and China, showing off a zero-emission solar taxi to heads of state, environmental ministers of several countries, and officials from international organizations.

Prince Hassan of Jordan took a ride in the taxi, the solar taxi was once on display before a group of Saudi princes. It was even “inspected” by an elephant in Udaipur, India. Swiss President Mich√©line Calmi- Rey took a trip in the taxi while on a state visit to New Delhi.

On Monday, Palmer added Cal students to the illustrious list of people who have seen the green and clean machine. For more info. on the taxi that can travel 60 miles an hour and will visit at least 60 countries by the time it finishes its’ trip, go to http://www.solartaxi.com/mission/¬†Photo by Aaron Walburg.

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