The Solar World GT uses solar batteries mounted in removable panels on the outside of the car, has a slippery drag co-efficient of 0.14, a top speed of 62 mph and weighs just 260 kg (without occupants).
Since its start in October 2011, the SolarWorld GT has covered a distance of around 5,000 kilometres through big Australian cities, spectacular deserts and impressive mountain landscapes, past thousands and thousands of sheep, across the scenery of the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy in New Zealand. Another 30,000 kilometres, four continents and two equator crossings are still ahead of the team before it will end its journey back in Australia probably by early December 2012.
I'd like to see LOCAL SOLUTIONS like this, for more basic things like waste management, sewage, water collection, heating and accommodation.
Solar-Powered Hydroponically-fed locally-resource-managed Floating Homes, free to roam wherever they wish?
NOTES: this visual idea for a rotary transportation system from BENAVIS would intrigue me more if it concentrated on a HANDS FREE i.e. automated gps-driven taxi-like swarming component.