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TdS Report #57: Not Here

The following vehicles originally scheduled to be a the Tour did not show up.


Vehicle Name Buck Hybrid 002
Vehicle Number 9
Category HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLES (HEV)
vehicle type category Hybrid electric
Team Name Team Q
Organization Ohio State University
City Columbus
State OH
COUNTRY US
www http://car.eng.ohio-state.edu
new this year? new team and car
No People in Project 25
Time to Build 1 year
part of school curriculum? Yes
Vehicle Manufacturer Ford
Vehicle Model Year 2002
Vehicle Reg Car/Truck
Vehicle Type Class Light Duty (car, truck, van)
Vehicle Type Division Prototype
Vehicle Type Model Explorer
motor kW continuous 35 kW
motor kW peak 55 kW
motor manufacturer Ecostar
motor type AC Induction
Energy Storage Manufacturer Hawkins Genesis NiMH: Sanyo
Energy Storage System PbA NiMH
Batteries series
Battery Hawkins Genesis NiMH: Sanyo/PbA NiMH
Battery 27 cells/ series/ $1200
Battery 192 Whrs/ 324 V/ 167 kg
battery voltage 324 V
battery blocks 27 cells
battery watt hrs 192 Whrs
battery weight 167 kg
battery cost $1200
control system manufacturer Ecostar
control system type High Speed 1GBT
regenerative braking? Regen
charger capacity 5 kW
charger current 25 A
charger input voltage 208-220 V
charger manufacturer Tecsup
charger on board? Off board
charger type Trans/rectif
Plug Type 10-30P 10-50P
Conversion Conversion
body material Steel/alumin body
frame material Steel frame
Length both L: ? ft/ in
Width both W: 6 ft/ 0 in
Height both H: 5 ft/ 11 in
# seats 5
Weight pounds 4990 lbs
Mfg GVW 1984 kg
lbs of persons 150
lbs of cargo 100
brake front type Front Disc
brake rear type Rear Disc
Fuel Type Biodiesel
No of Passengers 2
number of tires 4
tire manufacturer Goodyear
tire model P255/70 R16
tire type Low roll resist
Range miles 250 miles
Program blurb The BuckHybrid002 marks Ohio State University's
first entry in the Tour de Sol, but the team has
competed in Future Car and Future Truck since
1996. OSU's current Future Truck, the
BuckHybrid002, is based on the 2002 Ford Explorer
platform. Its a bio-diesel electric conversion,
and entrant in the upcoming Future Truck
Competition.



Vehicle Name Clean Wheels
Vehicle Number 19
Category BATTERY ELECTRIC VEHICLES (BEV)
vehicle type category Advanced battery
Team Name Electrovaya Challenge
Organization Electrovaya
City Mississauga
State Ont
COUNTRY Canada
Vehicle Manufacturer Suzuki
Vehicle Model Year 1988
Vehicle Reg Car/Truck
Vehicle Type Class Light Duty (car, truck, van)
Vehicle Type Model Samori
motor kW continuous 18 kW
motor manufacturer Net Gain Tech
motor type Brush DC
Energy Storage Manufacturer Electrovaya
Energy Storage System Li-ion
Battery Electrovaya/Li-ion
regenerative braking? Non-regen
Conversion Conversion
Length both L: n/a ft/ in
Weight pounds 3000 lbs
brake front type Front disc
brake rear type Rear drum
No of Passengers 2
number of tires 4
Program blurb The Electrovaya Suzuki Samurai tests the viability
of using Electrovaya's Lithium Ion SuperPolymerTM
cells as a traction battery for an electric
vehicle. The cells, which have an energy density
of over 200Wh/kg, are similar to the cells used in
our PowerPads, which are designed to run laptop
computers up to 16 hours. We are excited about its
potential to power ZEVs.


Vehicle Name Electric Panther
Vehicle Number 28
Category BATTERY ELECTRIC VEHICLES (BEV)
vehicle type category PbA
Team Name Panther Electric Vehicle
Organization Panther ElectricVehicle Association
City Pittsburgh
State PA
COUNTRY USA
www http://www.pitt.edu/~elv/index.html
new this year? new team and car
No People in Project 40
Time to Build 3 years
Who Built club
part of school curriculum? Yes
Vehicle Manufacturer GMC
Vehicle Model Year 1997
Vehicle Reg Car/Truck
Vehicle Type Class Light Duty (car, truck, van)
Vehicle Type Division Prototype
Vehicle Type Model Sierra
motor manufacturer Advanced DC Motors
motor type Series Wound
Energy Storage Manufacturer Trojan
Energy Storage System PbA
Batteries series
Battery Trojan/PbA
Battery 24 cells/ series/ $2500
Battery 35000 Whrs/ 144 V/ 1800 lbs
battery voltage 144 V
battery blocks 24 cells
battery watt hrs 35000 Whrs
battery weight 1800 lbs
battery cost $2500
control system manufacturer DC Power Systems
control system type Raptor 1200
regenerative braking? Non-regen
charger capacity 36 kW
charger current 100 A
charger input voltage 208 V
charger manufacturer Zivan - NG5
charger on board? On board
charger type Trans/rectif
PV cell type Amorphous
PV manufacturer UniSolar
PV watts 5 W
Conversion Conversion
body material Steel body
frame material Steel frame
Length both L: 18 ft/ 3 in
Width both W: 6 ft/ 0 in
Height both H: 5 ft/ 10 in
# seats 2
Weight pounds 7500 lbs
Mfg GVW 8600 lbs
lbs of persons 250
brake front type Front Disc
brake rear type Rear Drum
No of Passengers 2
number of tires 4
tire manufacturer General
tire model P 120 R 116
tire type Radial
Range miles 75 miles
Program blurb The Panther Electric Vehicle Club has been
building EVs since 1998, but we are first-time
entrants to the Tour De Sol. Students at the U.
of Pittsburgh receive credit for their work. This
year we converted a GMC Sierra to electric power.
We hope to demonstrate that electric conversion
can be performed effectively on a heavy-duty
vehicle.



Vehicle Name KINETICAR III
Vehicle Number 18
Category HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLES (HEV)
vehicle type category Hybrid electric
Team Name KINETICAR
Organization CSERT-NVCC
City Waterbury
State CT
COUNTRY US
new this year? returning team and car
No People in Project 6
Time to Build 3 months
Who Built club
part of school curriculum? No
Vehicle Manufacturer Chevy
Vehicle Model Year 1989
Vehicle Reg Car/Truck
Vehicle Type Class Light Duty (car, truck, van)
Vehicle Type Division Prototype
Vehicle Type Model S-10 Pick-up
motor kW continuous 24 kW
motor kW peak 48 kW
motor manufacturer Advanced DC Motors
motor type Series Wound
Energy Storage Manufacturer Trojan
Energy Storage System PbA
Batteries series
Battery Trojan/PbA
Battery 12 cells/ series/ $1100
Battery 13200 Whrs/ 72 V/ 840 lbs
battery voltage 72 V
battery blocks 12 cells
battery watt hrs 13200 Whrs
battery weight 840 lbs
battery cost $1100
control system manufacturer Curtis
control system type 1231C
regenerative braking? Non-regen
charger capacity 4.6 kW
charger current 18 A
charger input voltage 115 V
charger manufacturer Lester
charger on board? Off board
charger type Ferro-reson
Plug Type 6-30P
PV cell type Amorphous
PV manufacturer UNI-Solar
PV watts 25 W
Conversion Conversion
body material Steel body
frame material Steel frame
Length both L: 15 ft/ 0 in
Width both W: 5 ft/ 4 in
Height both H: 5 ft/ 0 in
# seats 2
Weight pounds 3900 lbs
Mfg GVW 3598 lbs
lbs of persons 160
lbs of cargo 100
brake front type Front Disc
brake rear type Rear Drum
fuel effeciency 26mpg
fuel tank type Suziki
Fuel Type LPG
No of Passengers 2
number of tires 4
tire manufacturer Firestone
tire model P195/R15
tire type Radial
Range miles 300 miles
Program blurb The Kineticar III team under the leadership of
Bill Sforza improved our 2001 performance over the
previous year. This new team has been learning
about and making small improvements to our hybrid
vehicle. We expect to achieve better efficiency in
2002 and to accurately measure fuel usage.



Vehicle Name SEVRX
Vehicle Number 75
Category SOLAR ELECTRIC VEHICLES
vehicle type category solar electric
Team Name Clarkson Solar Knights
Organization Clarkson University Solar Knights
City Potsdam
State NY
COUNTRY USA
www http://www.clarkson.edu/~solarcar
new this year? new team and car
No People in Project 30
Time to Build 15 months
Who Built club
part of school curriculum? No
Vehicle Manufacturer Honda
Vehicle Model Year 1986
Vehicle Reg Car/Truck
Vehicle Type Class Light Duty (car, truck, van)
Vehicle Type Division Prototype
Vehicle Type Model CRX
motor kW peak 144 kW
motor manufacturer Solectria
motor type AC Induction
Energy Storage Manufacturer NRG Cells
Energy Storage System Lithium Ion Batteries
Batteries combination par/series
Battery NRG Cells/Lithium Ion Batteries
Battery 1680 cells/ combination par/series/ $33100
Battery 11200 Whrs/ 144 V/ 148bs
battery voltage 144 V
battery blocks 1680 cells
battery watt hrs 11200 Whrs
battery weight 148bs
battery cost $33100
control system manufacturer Solectria
control system type UMOL 425T
regenerative braking? Regen
charger capacity 3 kW
charger current 3 A
charger input voltage 208-240 V
charger manufacturer Zivan
charger on board? On board
charger type High freq/ss
Plug Type 6-20P
PV cell type Polycrystalline
PV manufacturer ASC
PV watts 370 W
Conversion Conversion
body material Steel body
frame material Steel frame
Length both L: 12 ft/ 8 in
Width both W: 5 ft/ 4 in
Height both H: 4 ft/ 3 in
# seats 2
Weight pounds 1700 lbs
Mfg GVW 2240 lbs
lbs of persons 200
lbs of cargo 100
brake front type Front Disc
brake rear type Rear Drum
No of Passengers 2
number of tires 4
tire manufacturer Goodyear
tire model P155/80 R13
tire type Low roll resist
Range miles 100 miles
Program blurb The Solar Knights entered SEVRX, their 1986 Honda
CRX battery-electric conversion, in last year's
competition as a demonstration vehicle. This year,
they are back with a reconstructed battery pack,
aerodynamic changes to the body and a brand-new
solar array.



Vehicle Name SUNDOG
Vehicle Number 85
Category BATTERY ELECTRIC VEHICLES (BEV)
vehicle type category PbA
Team Name Sol Sarum Race Team
Organization Salisbury School
City Salisbury
State CT
COUNTRY USA
www http://www.salisburyschool.org
new this year? ret. after 6 yrs, new car
No People in Project 40
Time to Build 4 years
Who Built club
part of school curriculum? No
Vehicle Manufacturer Renaissance
Vehicle Model Year 1995
Vehicle Reg Car/Truck
Vehicle Type Class Light Duty (car, truck, van)
Vehicle Type Division Prototype
Vehicle Type Model Tropica
sale price $25000
motor kW continuous 21 kW
motor kW peak 168 kW
motor manufacturer Solectria
motor type AC Induction
Energy Storage Manufacturer Trojan
Energy Storage System PbA
Batteries parallel
Battery Trojan/PbA
Battery 14cells/ parallel/ $1000
Battery 11000 Whrs/ 168 V/ 700 lbs
battery voltage 168 V
battery blocks 14cells
battery watt hrs 11000 Whrs
battery weight 700 lbs
battery cost $1000
control system manufacturer Solectria
control system type UMOC44OT
regenerative braking? Regen
charger capacity 3 kW
charger current 20 A
charger input voltage 220 V
charger manufacturer Solectria
charger on board? Off board
Plug Type 10-30P
Conversion Purpose-Built
body material Fiberglass body
frame material Aluminum frame
Length both L: 12 ft/ 0 in
Width both W: 6 ft/ 2 in
Height both H: 4 ft/ 8 in
# seats 2
Weight pounds 2400 lbs
lbs of persons 200
brake front type Front Disc
brake rear type Rear Disc
No of Passengers 2
number of tires 4
tire model P 205/60 R 15
tire type Radial
Range miles 100 miles
Program blurb NH--The Cinnaminson High School Electric Vehicle
Tour de Sol team has competed in 4 consecutive
Tour de Sol events, placing 2nd, 4th, 4th, and 3rd
place in the battery car division. Our converted
Ford Escort is one of the most reliable, all
around, great performers in the Tour. The car is
dependable, comfortable, and easy to drive at any
speed. It will travel 50 miles under any
condition, and 100 miles if you really conserve
energy.



Vehicle Name SwiftR
Vehicle Number 14
Category HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLES (HEV)
vehicle type category Hybrid electric
Team Name Swarthmore College HEV Team
Organization Swarthmore College
City Swarthmore
State PA
COUNTRY USA
www http://www.engin.swarthmore.edu/org/HEV/
No People in Project 10
Time to Build 1 year
Who Built club
part of school curriculum? Yes
Vehicle Manufacturer Suzuki
Vehicle Model Year 2001
Vehicle Reg Car/Truck
Vehicle Type Class Light Duty (car, truck, van)
Vehicle Type Division Prototype
Vehicle Type Model Swift
motor kW continuous 14 kW
motor kW peak 20 kW
motor manufacturer Briggs & Stratton (LEMCO design)
motor type Brush DC
Energy Storage Manufacturer Energizer
Energy Storage System PbA
Batteries series
Battery Energizer/PbA
Battery 4 cells/ series/ $300
Battery 2400 Whrs/ 48 V/ 200 bs
battery voltage 48 V
battery blocks 4 cells
battery watt hrs 2400 Whrs
battery weight 200 bs
battery cost $300
control system manufacturer Briggs & Stratton
control system type Mosfet 4
regenerative braking? Regen
charger manufacturer Not yet determined
charger on board? Off board
Plug Type 5-30P
PV manufacturer TB determined
Conversion Conversion
body material Steel body
frame material Steel frame
Length both L: 12 ft/ 6 in
Width both W: 5 ft/ 3 in
Height both H: 4 ft/ 7 in
# seats 2
Weight pounds 2100 lbs
Mfg GVW 2624 lbs
lbs of persons 180
lbs of cargo 140
brake front type Front Disc
brake rear type Rear Disc
engine size 1298 liters
fuel effeciency 45 mpg
fuel tank capacity 10 gal.
fuel tank type stock
Fuel Type Gasoline
No of Passengers 2
number of tires 4
tire manufacturer Goodyear
tire model P155/80 R13
tire type Radial
Range miles 500 miles
Program blurb Swarthmore College's team has been known for their
CNG series hybrid Garnet One since 1997. They
return with an all-new 2001 Susuki Swift
conversion. SwiftR employs a parallel hybrid 4WD
system requiring only ordinary gasoline. SwiftR
demonstrates power and efficiency in a practical
hybrid vehicle.



Vehicle Name The Hare
Vehicle Number 65
Category HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLES (HEV)
vehicle type category Hybrid electric
Team Name Falmouth Engineering Team
Organization Falmouth High School Engineering Team
City Falmouth
State ME
COUNTRY USA
www http://www.falmouthschools.org/tourdesol/
new this year? ret. after 4 yrs, new car
Vehicle Manufacturer Volkswagen
Vehicle Model Year 1983
Vehicle Type Class Light Duty (car, truck, van)
Vehicle Type Division Prototype
Vehicle Type Model Rabbit
Energy Storage Manufacturer Trojan
Energy Storage System PbA
Battery Trojan/PbA
Conversion Conversion
body material Steel body
frame material Steel frame
Length both L: 14 ft/ 2 in
Width both W: 5 ft/ 2 in
Height both H: 4 ft/ 4 in
# seats 5
Weight pounds 3000 lbs
Mfg GVW 3000 lbs
Fuel Type Biodiesel
Range miles 75 miles
Program blurb The FHS Engineering Team has been active in the
past, and , after being absent for several years,
we are proud to announce our re-entry into
competition.



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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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