Gallery: Marcelo da Luz Pulls His Solar Car Across Ontario Instead of D...


When Marcelo da Luz was told he couldn’t drive his solar car across Ontario to complete his trans-Canadian tour, he saw an opportunity. Rather than give up, da Luz pulled the batteries and motor out of his solar car and proceeded to pull the car across the Canadian province on his own steam. After all, he had already driven the car across Canada’s ice roads and to the Arctic Circle and back. So when the Canadian government notified da Luz that he couldn’t drive his solar car on Ontario roads, he made the most of it, pulling the 440-pound car along secondary roads to bring attention to the benefits of solar vehicles. So why doesn’t he just apply for a solar car test permit?

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