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Old 07-14-2008, 09:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Solar powered taxi

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Where can I get a car like this? I wonder if it runs at night?

Or how about this electric motorcycle:

Why aren't companys producing things like this?


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Old 07-14-2008, 03:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've seen that solar car around the net. If you want one, you'll have to build it yourself or ... steal one!

Its tour takes it by where I live around September.

It's also got a battery pack, so yes, it runs at night.
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Old 07-14-2008, 09:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i want it.
It is impractical for everyone to drive one, it is a bit big, maybe as like a rent-a-car for vacations with a bigger interior, good for trips, Alot of materials for a car for daily commute, would be better off having them on your house, would be a lot of extra weight and area than is necesary.
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Old 07-14-2008, 10:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I was going to post that story yesterday, but I searched this forum and saw that Ben mentioned it in 2007. That solar taxi guy has been all over the place. I wonder how he makes money.

It's a really cool car, but imagine actually owning one. People would be goofing around with it all the time. My friend who owns a Smart Car complains that people are always messing up his windows and touching his car. I imagine the solar guy has it 10 times as bad.
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rjacob -

Great post! There's a small chance I will be able to see it live next week. I have to see if I can get the day off.


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Old 07-15-2008, 04:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
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[QUOTE=Arminius;44043]I wonder how he makes money. [QUOTE]

he has a whole load of sponsors.

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