Trekking across India in solar powered cars
by David Masters
March 4, 2009
A group of Indian young people have trekked 3,500km across their country in electric Reva cars part-powered with solar panels.
The Indian Youth Climate Network organised the five week expedition to raise awareness of climate change whilst highlighting potential global warming solutions.
The group’s three electric Reva cars were charged each night for their daily 150km journey.
Solar panels on the cars’ roofs provided a 10% energy boost.
A caravan of eco-vehicles joined them on their trek, including a plant-oil powered truck, a vegetable oil powered truck, and a van with solar panels on the roof that provided them with all their energy needs.
Travelling through 15 of India’s major cities, the team’s eco-destinations included solar powered kitchens, biogas powered villages, and the waste management facilities in Mumbai.
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