Pope Benedict XVI prefers riding around in an electric popemobile

Pope Benedict XVI in his open-top Mercedes-Benz G 500

Any automaker want to jump at a chance at providing his holiness with an electric powered popemobile? According to Cardinal Giovanni Lajolo, who runs the Vatican City state Pope Benedict XVI would gladly use ana electric-car as he’s a promoter of sustainable energy. However, the pope has yet to be offered one.

Lajolo says that the pope would prefer an electric-vehicle instead of the current gasoline one he rides in top promote Vatican City as a leader in green energy. So far, SolarWorld, a Germany-based company, said that it has talked about the idea of providing a pope with a solar-powered electric popemobile.

Lajolo’s made the comment during a presentation of a book on the Vatican’s ecological efforts: “The Energy of the Sun in the Vatican.”

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Washington Post