SolarWorld GT – World Wide Solar Ride
SolarWorld points the way to solar mobility. In 414 days the solar powered SolarWorld GT traveled a distance of more than 29,000 kilometers (18,020 miles) on its journey around the world 2011/2012. During the trip it not only crossed four continents and 16 countries, but also the equator – twice.
The SolarWorld GT made its way through Australian cities, spectacular deserts and impressive mountain landscapes, as well as the setting of the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy in New Zealand. Then it was off across the United States, beginning in Southern California, through Arizona, Texas and Florida, finally curving up to South Carolina. The tour was then off to Europe: Italy, France and Germany – with a brief stop at SolarWorld in Bonn, continuing through the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Romania and Ukraine before crossing Siberia to Vladivostok – to the most southern tip of Russia.
In December 2012 they came full circle: The trip ended on December 13, 2012 in Australia, the starting point for the adventure. This first-ever circumnavigation of the globe by a solar-powered vehicle demonstrates: Modern solar technology is efficient and practical for everyday use. And thereby a guidepost for the solar mobility of the future.