Louis Palmer, a Swiss teacher, could make history by driving his blue and white solar-powered car around the world. The car which can reach up to 55 miles per hour, started in Lucerne back in July and has now reached Bali, Indonesia.
Powered by a three-wheeled car towing a trailer with 6 square meters of solar panels, the car has traveled a third of the way, about 8,950 miles through 17 nations. When the trip is completed, the car will be a first to have driven around the world without any petrol.
Currently a pricey vehicle (Palmer equates it to costing close to 2 Ferrari’s); if replicated the 65-square foot trailer would cost approximately $8,900 if mass produced.