It looks like Pope Benedict is looking for an upgrade, one of the eco-friendly/ solar-powered kind. The upgrade is a wish from the Pope for his armored Mercedes Benz or better known as the Popemobile. Already bullet-proof, the Pope has expressed his desire for the Benz pickup he uses on official visits and public appearances to go electric with photovoltaic cells on the roof for solar-charging.
Actually, Pope Benedict has been seeking some solar-powered solutions to date. This includes the likes of solar panels on the Vatican roof and a solar-powered air conditioning system for the cafeteria. Et al, the goal is to go solar power, or something of that sort. Sadly, all these are wishes and for now, no grantors.