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TdS Report #2: Particpants in the Tour de Sol


The Tour de Sol is swiftly approaching, and the list of particpants
(as of April 24, 2002) is found on the NESEA web site:
http://www.NESEA.org


The event is divided into two Divisions, PRODUCTION and PROTOTYPE,
and the Prototype Division is subdivided into categories:
HYBRID-ELECTRIC VEHICLES
HYDROGEN VEHICLES
BATTERY-ELECTRIC VEHICLES
SOLAR-ELECTRIC VEHICLES
ONE-PERSON VEHICLES



Here is a quick summary of who and what is coming. More details will
appear in future Tour de Sol Reports.


Vehicles with numbers are competing in the Road Rally.



OFFICIAL PACE CAR OF THE 2002 TOUR DE SOL


Honda Civic Hybrid
For Sale: '02 Gas-electric hybrid vehicle
American Honda Motor Company



PRODUCTION DIVISION: VEHICLES BUILT BY MANUFACTURERS


#EO, AVS22 Hybrid Electric Bus
22' Bus, Diesel + Sonnenschein PbA
AVS, Chatanooga, TN


GEM
For Sale: Purpose-built battery-electric neighborhood vehicle
DaimlerChrysler


Natrium
Prototype fuel cell vehicle:
Minivan with Millennium Cell storage, and Ballard fuel cell
DaimlerChrysler


Dodge Ram HEV
Prototype gas-electric hybrid vehicle
DaimlerChrysler


ToyotaPrius
'01 Toyota Prius: Gasoline + Panasonic NMH
S&S Auto Sport, Tulsa, OK


Twike
1999 Twike: NiCad + pedal assist
Twike Pioneers, S. Burlington, VT


#46, Honda Insight
'01 Honda Insight: Gas-electric hybrid
Team Driven To Work, Bedminster, NJ


#31, Rocket Runner
PET Stand-up scooter: Quick-change PbA
UNEP/IBEW Local 18, New York, NY
#8, Climate Cooler
PET Quick-change PbA
UNEP/PET, New York, NY


TH!NK city & TH!NK neighbor by Ford
Electric vehicles - TH!NK city for sale in fall 2002.
Display in New York City and Washington, DC only.



PROTOTYPE DIVISION:
ONE-OF-A-KIND VEHICLES built by students, individuals,
and component manufacturers etc.



HYBRID-ELECTRIC VEHICLES


#18, KINETICAR III
1989 S-10 Pick-up: LPG + Trojan, PbA
NVCTC, Waterbury, CT


#9, Buckeyebird 2002
'02 Ford Explorer: Biodiesel + TBA
Pride of the Buckeye, Columbus, OH


#65, The Hare
83 VW Rabbit: Gasoline + Trojan, PbA
Falmouth Engineering Team, Falmouth, ME


#22, Soljourner 2
1995 Jeep Wrangler: LPG + PbA
W. Philadelphia High School, Philadelphia, PA


#3, L3 Enigma
Purpose-built: Biodiesel + PbA
L3 Research / SDSU, San Diego, CA


#17, Paradyne
1992 GeoMetor: E85 + Concord PbA
University of Tulsa, OK


Hybrid Challenger II
1990 Chevy Lumina SUV, Gasoline + TBA
Electronic Transportation Design, Yachats, OR


#14, SwiftR
'01 Suzuki Swift: Gasoline + Energizer PbA
Swarthmore College HEV Team, Swarthmore, PA


#23, Viking 23
Purpose-built: Biodiesel + Saft NiCd
Western WA University, Bellingham, WA



HYDROGEN VEHICLES


Electric Blue
1981 Ford Elvan: Hydrogen fuel cell + pbA
Eco Living Fellowship, Willingboro, NJ



BATTERY-ELECTRIC VEHICLES


#19, Clean Wheels
1988 Suzuki Samurai, Electrovaya Li-ion
Electrovaya Challenge, Mississauga, Canada


#25, Tiger FieroVolt
1984 Pontiac Fiero: Delphi, PbA
UEHS FieroVolt Tigers, Endicott, NY


#16, The Olympian
1986 Ford Escort: GNB, PbA
Pirates, Cinnaminson, NJ


#53, rEVolutionaryride.com
1986 VW Van: Trojan, PbA
North Haven Community School, North Haven, ME


#66, Phantom Sol
1986 GMC S-15: Trojan, PbA
UMaine Solar Vehicle Team, Orono, ME


#72, Sungo
Purpose-built: Ovonic, NMH
NHTI SEV Club, Concord, NH


#15, E-STREAM
1991 VW Cabriolet: Exide, PbA
Team EV, Princeton Jct., NJ


#21, Soljourner 1
Saturn SL2, Deka, PbA
W. Philadelphia High School, Philadelphia, PA


#11, Solectria Super Force
1993 GeoMetro + trailer, PbA
Team New England, Chelsea, MA


#28, Electric Panther
1996 GMC Sierra: Trojan PbA
Panther Electric Vehicles, Pittsburgh, PA


#56, Woodstock
Conversion: Trojan PbA
St. Mark's EV Club, Southborough, MA


#6, DC Cruiser
1985 Chevy S-10: BpA
Maine Street Mainiacs, Brunswick ME


#85, Sundog
1995 Renaissance Tropica: Trojan PbA
Sol Sarum Race Team, Salisbury, CT



SOLAR-ELECTRIC VEHICLES


#20, Solar Black Bear
1985 Chevy S-10: Trojan, PbA
UMaine Solar Vehicle Team, Orono, ME


#75, SEVRX
1984 Honda CRX, NRG, Li Ion
Clarkson University Solar Knights, Potsdam, NY


#92, SunPacer
Purpose-built, one-person commuter: Ovonic NMH
Cato-Meridian HS Tech Team, Cato, NY



ONE-PERSON VEHICLES


#12, Electric Hog
Purpose-built motorcycle: Trojan, PbA
Vogelbilt, New York, NY


#64, Trout EV
Purpose-built motorcycle, Deka PbA
Electric Motorcycle Research Team, Millersville, PA


#7, Zodiac
Purpose-built, One-person commuter: Trojan, PbA
IHS Tech Team, Rochester, NY
#2, La Clean Machine
Prototype PET scooter, Quick-change PbA
IBEW, Local 18/PET, Los Angeles, CA




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The complete set of Tour de Sol Reports for 2002 can be found at:
http://www.AutoAuditorium.com/TdS_Reports_2002
The complete set of past Tour de Sol Reports can be found at:
http://www.FovealSystems.com/Tour_de_Sol_Reports.html
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The above is Copyright 2002 by Michael H. Bianchi.
Permission to copy is granted provided the entire article is presented
without modification and this notice remains attached.
For other arrangements, contact me at +1-973-822-2024 .
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For more on the NESEA Tour de Sol, see the web page at
http://www.nesea.org
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Official NESEA Tour de Sol information is available from the sponsor,
the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) at
413 774-6051 , and 50 Miles Street, Greenfield, MA 01301 , and
[email protected] . All media enquiries should be addressed to ...
Jack Groh
Groh Associates
[email protected] email
401 732-1551 telephone
401 732-0547 fax
401 952-0886 cell/pager

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