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Solar car wows local techies

Original post made on Feb 26, 2009

Google employees are fairly technology-minded, but even they were amazed by the strange car that appeared at the company's Mountain View headquarters Feb. 20, swarming around the vehicle and looking as though a UFO had landed.

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Comments (7)

Posted by Kath, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Feb 26, 2009 at 6:47 pm

I wish they would have drove it down the El Camino for us all to see!

Posted by Shelly B., a resident of Jackson Park
on Feb 26, 2009 at 6:51 pm

Where's the door?

Posted by Don Frances, Mountain View Voice Editor
on Feb 27, 2009 at 9:48 am

Don Frances is a registered user.

Apparently the entire topside of the thing raises up. You can see this in one of the photos we've posted.

Posted by Kristal M., a resident of another community
on Mar 1, 2009 at 3:03 am

What a waste of money.

Posted by Tom T., a resident of another community
on Mar 1, 2009 at 7:56 pm

Yeah, but it's his to waste. I would not invest $100,000 in such a project, but I admire him for pulling it all together. Kristal, there are probably a lot of wasted dollars in your daily life. Go worry about them. I wish there were some references to where we could get more information about this car and the technology that went into it or that was invented in its creation. Guess I'll just have to search for "Marcelo da Luz", which will waste more money.

Posted by Neil Jensen, a resident of Rex Manor
on Mar 3, 2009 at 7:28 am

There's a guy in our neighborhood with a solar powered tricycle and a dozen or so lead acid batteries strapped to a board over the rear wheels. He's got a few hundred dollars invested in the vehicle; but then, he only uses it to get around town, not to woo investors. I think of him every time I have to fuel up my gas-hog at a retail outlet of the oil/energy cartel.

Posted by Don Frances, Mountain View Voice Editor
on Mar 3, 2009 at 12:04 pm

Don Frances is a registered user.

Did you mean this guy?
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