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Canadian Pulls Solar Car 475 km to Ottawa

Marcelo da Luz is using the effort called, 'Pull for the Environment' to urge Canadians to make a positive change for the environment.

Published: 27-May-2012

OTTAWA, ON – The Electric Vehicle Council of Ottawa – EVCO – is hosting Marcelo da Luz at their monthly meeting on the evening of Monday, May 28th. Open to the public and held at the Canada Science and Technology Museum at 1700 St. Laurent Blvd, the presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Marcelo da Luz has designed and built his own solar-powered, emissions-free, electric car. This car has been driven in many parts of the world, including on the ice road from Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk in the Canadian Arctic.

Marcelo da Luz is on the final leg of a 475km walk from Toronto to Ottawa pulling a solar car by hand on a 28 day journey. In this initiative called, “Pull for the Environment”, he issues a challenge asking Canadians to make a positive change to protect the environment. You can follow Marcelo’s progress on his website at www.xof1.com . Marcelo is expected to arrive in Ottawa on Monday, May 28th, 2012 at the Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario Canada at 12:00 p.m.

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