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TdS Report #4: Tour de Sol Categories: One-Person Vehicles


At the other end of the spectrum from buses, trucks and cars are the very
personal transports, those that carry just one person. In much of the world,
the motor scooter is a major cause of polution, both because of the high
ratio of engines to people and the common use of smaller engines without
clean-burn technologies or maintenance. There are alternatives ...


Vehicle Name Climate Cooler II
Vehicle Number 8
Category ONE-PERSON VEHICLES
vehicle type category PbA
Team Name UNEP / PET
Organization Personal Electric Tranports Inc.
City Kailua
State HI
Program blurb This is the first time that the United Nations
Environmental Programme (UNEP) staff team is
participating in an event like the Tour de Sol.
The UNEP will ride a clean air scooter intended to
provide basic transportation for daily commuters
around the world, protecting the environment at a
cost that allows real challenges to Global Warming
causes. The LA International Brotherhood of
Electrical Workers, Local 18 is teaming with UNEP
to make this statement that the world can drive
environmentally friendly vehicles.


Vehicle Name La Clean Machine
Vehicle Number 2
Category ONE-PERSON VEHICLES
vehicle type category PbA
Team Name IBEW/Local 18/PET
Organization Personal Electric Transports Inc.
City Kailua
State HI
Program blurb For the first time, the International Brotherhood
of Electrical Workers, Local 18, working at Los
Angeles Department of Water and Power will ride a
scooter with the most advanced quick change system
in the world. They are teaming with the United
Nations Environmental Programme to make the
statement that the world can drive environmentally
friendly, low cost vehicles made in the USA


Vehicle Name Rocket Runner
Vehicle Number 31
Category ONE-PERSON VEHICLES
vehicle type category PbA
Team Name UNEP / IBEW Local 18
Organization Personal Electric Transports Inc.
City Kailua
State HI
Program blurb Entered by the United Nations Environmental
Programme and the International Brotherhood of
Electrical Workers, Local 18, this three wheeled,
stand-up vehicle allows rider visibility in even
the heaviest traffic. It folds to half it's size
in 5 seconds! Quick-change batteries. $800 retail.


Vehicle Name TroutEV
Vehicle Number 64
Category ONE-PERSON VEHICLES
vehicle type category PbA
Team Name Electric Motorcycle Research Team, Millersville,
Organization Millersville University NAIT Club
City Millersville
State PA
COUNTRY USA
www http://www.millersville.NAIT.Org
Program blurb The Electric Motorcycle Research Team (EMRT) -
Millersville University of Pennsylvania is proud
to enter their electric super-cycle called the
TROUTev. The vehicle was designed to break the Pb-
acid powered two-wheel vehicle distance record set
back in 1995 by the Schiller Group (81) miles.


Vehicle Name Zodiac
Vehicle Number 07
Category ONE-PERSON VEHICLES
vehicle type category PbA solar electric
Team Name IHS Tech Team
Organization Irondequoit Tech Club
City Rochester
State NY
COUNTRY US
www http://www.ihstechteam.com
Program blurb The West Icondequoit HS Team currently consists of
15 students and 7 adults. Our goal is to provide a
safe after school club that focusses on problem
solving and real world engineering. This is the
Zodiac's second appearance in the race.



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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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