Is it possible to travel 25,000 miles without releasing a single gram of CO2? Swiss engineer Mark Muller plans to find out with the ICARE Project, an epic journey “in search of the sustainable economy” through 30 countries, all in the in the car he designed, powered only by wind and sun.
Supported in part by the Yverdon Engineering School, the ICARE Project car features solar panels that will power its electric motor during the day and a wind-powered generator that will provide juice after dark. Green Diary reports that this fascinating vehicle will be carrying two reporters seeking to document sustainable CO2 reducing programs and initiatives around the world.
The ICARE Project plans to start its world tour in May of this year, ending in October 2011, and along the way, they expect to garner plenty of press. According to the ICARE website, “The vehicle’s mode of operation gives it a certain touch of magic and has attracted many admirers.” (Not hard to imagine, seeing as how the ICARE car looks pretty much like the cockpit of an airplane towing a solar panel.)