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Circumnavigating the Globe in a Solar-Powered Vehicle

Thursday, July 17, 2008 at 6:20 PM

David Bercovich, Program Manager, Climate & Energy Team

Google welcomes the Solar Taxi today on its trip around the world. The solar-powered vehicle is two-thirds of the way through its trip which will encompass 50,000 kms (over 30,000 miles) and include 5 continents, 400 cities, and 40 countries in 18 months.

The team is driving to raise awareness about the dangers of global warming and demonstrate solutions that are available today. At Google, we share the Solar Taxi vision of vehicles powered by renewable energy.

Highlights of the trip include a wedding performed in the car, a police escort across Saudi Arabia, and serving as the official taxi of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bali. Check out some other highlights on YouTube.