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    2009/03/29
    Solar Taxi - A Swiss Entrepreneur
    last edited 2009/04/11 18:00 (*)

    The "Solar Taxi" made it to the mainstream news media world wide, and was praised as true innovation.


    Luis Palmer with his Solar Taxi
    As the term indicates "Solar Taxi", it is a car which is driven by solar power, but after a close look, it is revealed that just 50% of the charge is coming from the solar panel, the rest comes from the grid. So, it is a "50% Solar Taxi" in truth - yet a good start indeed.

    Some details:

    • 6m2 solar cells on a rooftop yield power for 15,000 km per year!
    • up to 400 km range
    • max. speed: 90 km/h
    • vehicle weight: 500 kg (+ 250 kg for trailer) - which makes a 6.25 vehicle/body ratio
    • energy efficiency: consumption of 8 kWh/100 km (equivalent of 0.8 l petrol / 100 km)

    Source: SolarTaxi.com



    All posts or individual posts:

  • Solar Powered Airplane: Solar Impulse (2010/07/11 09:48)
  • General Motors & Chrysler Bankruptcy (2009/06/02 12:08)
  • USA wants cars make 39MPG or more (~6.2L/100km or less) by 2016 (2009/05/19 07:53)
  • High-Speed Railway for USA (2009/04/18 11:21)
  • Exotic Vehicles (2009/04/16 16:40)
  • Microcar: Swiss-based Cree's SAM (2009/04/14 09:50)
  • Lightweight Car: Loremo LS - 1.5L per 100km / 155 MPG (2009/04/13 14:03)
  • Vehicle/Body Ratio: Efficiency and Safety (2009/04/13 12:29)
  • Microcars Done Wrong: Smart Fortwo & Obvio 828 (2009/04/13 11:27)
  • Tesla Roadster: Old Way Car with Electric Engine (2009/04/11 17:26)
  • Solar Taxi - A Swiss Entrepreneur (2009/03/29 07:19)
  • Wind-powered car breaks record: 126.1 mph or 202.9 km/h (2009/03/28 22:09)
  • US car manufacturer crisis (2009/03/25 12:28)
  • Shell quits alternative energy investments (2009/03/25 10:37)


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