I guess the Pope wants to jump on the bandwagon when it comes to electric vehicles. The Mercedes Benz car in which Pope Benedict travels will soon run on the energy of the sun – and maybe the Son, too. A solar powered Popemobile is in the works.
The Pontiff wishes to cut down on on CO2 emissions and turn to clean, green fuel. Using solar panels to charge up the battery of an electric Popemobile is the Pope’s desire. Recently, a Vatican spokesman said they would gladly accept a donated solar powered electric Popemobile if any automaker is moved to create one.
A solar powered Popemobile would add to the solar installations already in place at the Vatican. Solar panels cover the main auditorium to generate clean electricity and a solar cooling unit exists in the cafeteria.
So – the race is on for a collaboration to create a solar powered Popemobile! C’mon electric car manufacturers!