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Solar-Powered Car Confounds Police, UFO Hunters

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Marcelo da Luz says he's doing what he can for energy independence: The Canadian has been driving across North America in a solar-powered car. The only trouble is that police have pulled over the saucer-shaped vehicle seven times, including in Alaska, where somebody called in a UFO sighting to 911.

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

Marcelo da Luz says he's doing what he can for energy independence. The Canadian man has been driving across North America in a solar-powered car. Only trouble is, it looks strange, which explains why police have pulled him over seven times. The solar car is saucer-shaped. And when he reached Alaska somebody called 911. A patrolman chased him down to check out the report of a UFO driving on the Alaskan road.

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