July 3, 2008 - SolarTaxi
- the offical start of the North American tour!
from Switzerland via 32 countries and 32,000 kms (thus far) of
roads in Europe, the Middle East and Asia!
The 1400-pound vehicle with attached solar trailer runs 100% on Q-cell Solar Panels
Sodium Nickel Chloride (molten-carbonate) batteries which have a
higher energy density than lithium!
The car's average speed is 65 kph and has enough battery onboard
to run 300 km on cloudy days or at night.
SolarTaxi headed up the VEVA entry in the annual July 1st North Shore Parade
and was on display at Waterfront Park near Lonsdale Quay later on in the day.
On Thursday July 3rd, SolarTaxi received a grand sendoff
for its North American tour with stops at Canada Place,
on Burrard Street downtown and Telus Science World
escorted by VEVA's EVs and police motorcycles.
Here is a 360 degree pan shot of the event where Loius Palmer is speaking
It shows our beloved REV!2004 site taken over by construction cranes -- it will become the 2010 Olympic Village!