Thursday, December 22, 2011

Sunrise On A Brighter Future

Sunrise on a Brighter Future from Peder Norby on Vimeo.

I love driving the Mini-E. My favorite time of the day to drive is early in the morning, as the sun is rising over our lagoon.

The dawning of a new day reminds me of our connection with a peaceful nature, of our ability to harvest sunshine using the sun as a “new form of gasoline,” and lastly, the sun rising is restorative as a new beginning. No matter the trials of the day before, when the sun comes up, it’s a new day.

My daughter Betina and I met last Saturday just before sunrise for a little fun with her Go-Pro and the Mini-E.

I’m getting a bit sentimental as we get ready to shift from the Mini-E to the ActiveE.

After 36,000 of the most fun sunshine powered miles the past two and a half year, I’m turning the wheel over to my wife Julie who has the longer roundtrip commute of 45 miles. I wish we could afford two electric BMW ActiveE cars but at this early stage, we simply can’t afford two payments. We also have yet to wear out our small 2008 SUV.

It’s Julie's turn next and she is very excited as she waits for her new car, the ActiveE. I’ll get to drive it at night and on weekends so I’m not to bummed about it :)

Enjoy the video, stay tuned for the next one featuring Julie and the ActiveE.

Mini-E #183, 36,000 sunshine powered miles


  1. I totally agree! Solar is the way to go for clean energy!

  2. What? Not a risk taker? I married you, didn't I?
    Excuse me now, I have to get back to my cupcakes! Really?
    Julie, the wife...

  3. It was a fun dad/daughter project,
    Like I said, I think I'm in a little bit of trouble...Julie will have her chance for a rebuttle in the next film:)

  4. Peder,
    Very nice job on this video. I'm going to embed it on SolarChargedDriving.Com, if that's OK with you.

    I've done a bit of video on SolarChargedDriving.Com -- but you've inspired me to do more, and to do it a bit more professionally.

  5. Hi Christof!
    Happy New Year.
    My daughter is a film editor so that helps a ton!

    As always, feel free to reprint or repost anything I do here. It's all for education and information.