Welcome to the first world tour of a vehicle powered only by solar energy!
The Solaire: a sustainable building in Manhattan11.09.2008
Tags: United States Comments: 2
For New York we have planned the longest stay ever during our world tour, for 8 days we are sleeping in the same bed! A new record! And we were very excited and pleased that Michael Gubbins from THE SOLAIRE offered us an apartment to stay in New York's first sustainable skyscraper! So we now enjoy an incredible view over Hudson River in Battery Park. It is fantastic!
It is hard to say which city in this world I liked the most, but NY is certainly in top position. For these 8 days, New York had an incredible spectacle: the solartaxi. Wherever I went, wherever I stopped, people shouted at me things like "I love it!" or cab drivers opened their windows and shouted to me: "Let's swap our cars!" Incredible things happened here, it was the most open minded city on our whole world tour.
Normally I like to leave cities pretty soon, but here I could stay longer. Too bad tomorrow we have to leave again. I hope Major Bloomberg's plan to convert the taxis into hybrid cars will come true soon. This city is definitly ready for a change. We met great people here, I can't even mention all of them.
Bye bye New York!
Next stop: Boston, Brattleboro and Burlington