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2010-08-17 06:30:00

Electric vehicles took off on the "longest and greenest" round-the-world drive on Monday to promote emissions free transport and November's world climate conference. Swiss schoolteacher Louis Palmer, who made headlines because of his 18-month pioneering world tour in a solar-powered "taxi" two years ago, organized the U.N.-backed "Zero Race". "With this race we want to show that seven billion people on this planet need renewable energy and clean mobility," Palmer told AFP news. "Petrol is...

2008-12-05 07:00:00

Think you can drive around the world without using a drop of oil? A Swiss man is living the dream."These new technologies are ready," he said. "It's ecological, it's economical, it is absolutely reliable. We can stop global warning."On Thursday, Louis Palmer rolled into the U.N. climate conference in his solar car that can drive 32,000 miles (52,000 kilometers) around the globe fuel free.During the meeting, some 11,000 delegates discussed a new climate change deal to slash emissions of...

2008-07-26 03:00:33

-- Video: Solar taxi worlwide tour stops at CalTech The solar taxi made a stop Friday at Caltech in Pasadena, where its inventor, Louis Palmer, demonstrated the feasibility of his all- solar- powered vehicle. Palmer, who left from his hometown of Lucerne, Switzerland, last year, is traveling around the world in his vehicle - without paying a single cent for gas. After leaving Pasadena and continuing his journey, Palmer hopes to end his trip in San Jose's Silicon Valley. The solar...

2008-07-24 21:00:32

By Sandy Mazza Saudi Arabia and Serbia gave him a police escort through their countries, but officers in California told Louis Palmer to keep off the freeways on his way to Los Angeles this week in his solar- powered car. The 36-year-old Swiss man has been driving across the world in his car, dubbed SolarTaxi, to demonstrate an alternative to gasoline and electric-powered cars. Along the way, he has generated hundreds of media reports. On Monday, he spoke to students at Environmental...

2008-07-19 09:00:34

By Victor A. Patton, Merced Sun-Star, Calif. Jul. 19--A car with Swiss license plates cruising along roads on the sunburned hills of Merced County isn't exactly common sight. An even less common sight is a solar-powered car that produces zero carbon emissions. That's exactly what a small group of residents saw Friday, as Swiss schoolteacher and world traveler Louis Palmer rolled into UC Merced with his Solar Taxi. The 36-year-old Palmer is five months away from circling the globe in...

Word of the Day
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.