All sorts of vehicles have been pressed into service to carry Popes, from simple Fiats to giant Mercedes-Benz luxury landaulets. Francis, the current Pope, has a preference for small, simple, environmentally friendly cars—and largely does without the bulletproof glass enclosures found in some previous "Popemobiles." His latest vehicle is entirely electric and, perhaps to the surprise of some Europeans, it's made in Michigan. DON'T MISS: Strong demand for Opel Ampera-e in Norway moves up launch date Specifically, it's an Opel Ampera-e, the rebadged and minimally restyled European sibling...
Pope Proves Electric Cars Are Divine With Donated City Car
Pope Benedict XVI is already called “The Green Pope” thanks to measures taken since his installation to reduce the carbon footprint of the Vatican City. Now the Vatican can add green transport to the list of the Pontiff’s green virtues, thanks to an electric city car donated to...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
Vatican: Electric Cars Too Slow, Hybrid Popemobile on Way
Last December we told you that the His Holiness The Pope was keen on swapping his large gas-guzzling Mercedes SUV ‘popemobile’ for a suitable electric car. Now Vatican officials have confirmed the details of Pope Benedict XVI’s latest ride: a custom-made M-Class plug-in hybrid...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
Pope Benedict XVI Gets Charged, Blesses Electric Cars
He’s the Pontiff to over 1.6 billion people worldwide. But until now, His Holiness The Pope has attended appointments in his fleet of heavily modified and heavily armored Mercedes SUVs. But the Vatican told the press earlier to day that His Holiness was keen to partake of the pleasures of...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield