Arab Today, arab today first made in the uae solarpowered car unveiled
Last Updated : GMT 04:25:05
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

First made in the UAE solar-powered car unveiled

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today First made in the UAE solar-powered car unveiled

Dubai - Arabstoday

The first made-in-the-UAE solar-powered car was unveiled on Sunday night to celebrate World Environment Day. Capable of travelling at a speed of 45km per hour, the car was designed by the Lootah Technical Centre in Dubai and put on show at celebratory event held with the Minister of Environment and Water, Rashid Bin Fahd. \"We want to generate excitement about solar cars. This is a zero footprint, zero emissions car that can sustain itself with no battery,\" said Denis Lefrancois, general manager, Sustainable Media Group, a joint venture of Globe Events and Lootah International. \"We need to get everybody involved in a very big way. We wanted to build a car like this to show how it works but we could open it up to universities to come with ideas to improve it,\" he said. The small fibreglass car weighs 170kg but has no air conditioning. \"It is a basic solar powered car. We started building it about five months ago but plans started much much earlier than that.\" Solar energy advocate Louis Palmer, 39, from Switzerland unveiled the car after he himself undertook two round-the-world trips in solar powered electric cars. He believes electric cars are the cars of the future. \"The technology is reliable and ready for everyday life,\" he said. His 220-volt vehicle has taken him across the globe to demonstrate how ‘powerful and reliable\' such vehicles can be. As food prices spike globally, using crops to make biofuel is no longer a good option, he said. \"Fuel or food is not a good question, we have better biomass products to use instead but there is not enough to power all the cars in the world, but renewable energy sources are unlimited,\" said Palmer. A teacher by profession, Palmer is now dedicated to ‘teaching the world\' about renewable energy and transport. He drives a hybrid car at home and saves the electric car for special weekend outings and conferences, such as last night\'s event to celebrate organised by EPIC Dubai Sustainable Living Expo, in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Dubai Events and Promotions Establishment (DEPE). \"Each person can generate the electricity needed through solar so that we do not need to rely on nuclear or coal,\" he said. According to Palmer a small home array of solar panels measuring 10 square metres can generate enough electricity to drive 15,000km and would demand an initial investment of 3000 euros. Palmer previously came to the UAE in 2008 in his Solar Taxi, a solar powered car, on a world circumnavigation powered entirely by the sun. He organised and took part in the Zero Emission Race, circumnavigating the globe for a second time from August 2010 to February 2011. \"Some cars in the race could be in the market and reach 260km per hour. All you do is plug in and charge and as electricity is available everywhere, it\'s very easy to get around. There is no need for petrol stations,\" he said. Each team has to produce their own electricity using renewable sources that is fed into their home country\'s grid system, so that during the race, the equivalent could be harnessed to power the vehicles on their journey. The UAE-made solar car will be on show at the EPIC Dubai Sustainable Living Expo, which will take place from June 22-25 in Dubai Mall. On show will also be eco-friendly products and solutions. \"We would like people to know that you have choices and you don\'t have to give up style or quality,\" said John Wiebe, president and chief executive officer, Globe Group which runs EPIC events based in Canada. \"This is the first year we are doing it here, it\'s trial and error. We hope that it will showcase to the rest of the region as well what sustainable products are out there,\" he said. From / Gulf News

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today first made in the uae solarpowered car unveiled Arab Today, arab today first made in the uae solarpowered car unveiled

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today first made in the uae solarpowered car unveiled Arab Today, arab today first made in the uae solarpowered car unveiled

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Youssra depended on colored foam

GMT 16:53 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Youssra depended on colored foam
Arab Today, arab today Taxi! Transport gets an overhaul

GMT 12:09 2017 Sunday ,24 September

Taxi! Transport gets an overhaul
Arab Today, arab today Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts

GMT 17:52 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts
Arab Today, arab today Turkey warns of 'security' steps

GMT 12:17 2017 Sunday ,24 September

Turkey warns of 'security' steps
Arab Today, arab today North Korea 'more opaque'

GMT 10:50 2017 Sunday ,24 September

North Korea 'more opaque'
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Ministry seeks to improve education

GMT 14:49 2017 Sunday ,17 September

Ministry seeks to improve education
Arab Today, arab today 'Lady Beast' fights for girl gamers

GMT 10:27 2017 Sunday ,24 September

'Lady Beast' fights for girl gamers
Arab Today, arab today Psychologists help Mexico deal

GMT 05:05 2017 Sunday ,24 September

Psychologists help Mexico deal
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today Third generation adds more power

GMT 13:40 2017 Sunday ,24 September

Third generation adds more power
Arab Today, arab today Carmakers face billions in European

GMT 12:37 2017 Saturday ,23 September

Carmakers face billions in European
Arab Today, arab today Lebleba is preoccupied in filming 'Back Street'

GMT 08:56 2017 Thursday ,21 September

Lebleba is preoccupied in filming 'Back Street'
Arab Today, arab today Big Western brands polluting oceans

GMT 20:10 2017 Saturday ,23 September

Big Western brands polluting oceans

GMT 08:59 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

Youssra prepares for launching her program

GMT 10:16 2017 Friday ,22 September

All eyes on May as she prepares

GMT 16:53 2017 Saturday ,02 September

Mai importance of gifts during Eid Al-Adha

GMT 12:01 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands brace

GMT 10:46 2017 Saturday ,05 August

Nanis reveals simple ideas for home renovation

GMT 18:11 2017 Saturday ,23 September

Doctor provides advices to families

GMT 13:36 2017 Saturday ,23 September

unveils Joon - the 'millenials' airline

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 12:46 2017 Thursday ,21 September

Google likely to buy stake in Taiwan smartphone maker HTC

GMT 11:37 2017 Saturday ,12 August

Fashion designer reveals her new collection
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday