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The Zero Emissions Race, which kicked off almost three months ago in Switzerland, was brought to a sudden halt Friday when one of the vehicles, the solar-powered electrically-driven Zerotracer, collided with a cyclist during the Canadian leg of the event. The race was wheeling through Vancouver when a cyclist reportedly rode off the sidewalk and in front of the electric motorbike. The 50-year-old bicycle rider was transported to a nearby hospital for injuries resulting from the collision. Don Ch

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Solar technology, while promising, doesn't quite seem ready to power our vehicles. Large solar installations that constantly collect the sun's rays and store them for later use may be an excellent option to power electric vehicles, but even the best photovoltaic cells in the world are not yet efficient enough to generate enough electricity to provide for any meaningful range, at least for the kind of vehicle that most people would want to drive.

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