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TdS Report #6: Tour de Sol Categories: Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV)


Hybrid electric drive systems are all the rage, it would seem. I suppose
that isn't particularly surprising since this is the technology that holds
the greatest near term promise. Come to the Tour and see the great variety
of approaches people, schools and manufaturers take to making HEVs.


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
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 Honda Insight
Vehicle Number 46
Category HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLES (HEV)
vehicle type category Hybrid electric
Team Name Driven to Work
Organization Team Driven to Work
City Bedminster
State NJ
COUNTRY USA
www http://www.freedomfinancialplanning.com
Program blurb Team "Driven to Work" was formed by marketing
professionals who share an interest in alternative
energy and in promoting special events. We are
sponsored by FreedomFinancialPlanning.com, Spark
Communications and CTC Advertising. The "Driven
to Work" entry showcases how accessible green
vehicles have become to the consumer. Our team's
car is a rented Honda Insight.


Vehicle Name Hybrid Challenger II
Vehicle Number 33
Category HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLES (HEV)
vehicle type category Hybrid electric
Team Name Hybrid Challenger
Organization Electronic Transportation Design
City Yachats
State OR
COUNTRY USA
www http://electrichybridvehicles.com
Program blurb Take the world's leading Hybrid drive engineer,
the world's leading heavy equipment manchanic, and
two of the world's greatest wifes, and you have
the world's greatest rally team. So why not take
the world's first hybrid SUV to the Tour de Sol,
The world's greatest clean energy rally. Clarence
and Betty Ellers, Earl and Eddie Ruthstrom will do
their very best to make this a fantastic event.


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
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 L3 Enigma
Vehicle Number 3
Category HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLES (HEV)
vehicle type category Hybrid electric
Team Name L3 Research/SDSU
Organization San Diego State University Foundation
City El Cajon
State CA
COUNTRY USA
www http://L3 research.com
Program blurb The award-winning L3 Enigma sports car is a pre-
production prototype parallel hybrid electric
vehicle. Using the best off-the-shelf
technologies, the L3 team has built the first of a
new breed of "lean" muscle cars. Performance meets
economy in the L3 Enigma. See http://www.L3Research.com
for more.


Vehicle Name Paradyne
Vehicle Number 17
Category HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLES (HEV)
vehicle type category Hybrid electric
Team Name University of Tulsa
City Tulsa
State OK
COUNTRY USA
www http://www.hev.utulsa.edu
Program blurb Veteran of four Tours, this hybrid vehicle
finished first in 99 and second in 98, 00, and 01.
A converted Geo Metro, Paradyne is a parallel
hybrid with a 20 kW, 144 V Solectria motor with
lead-acid batteries and a 1 liter engine. For
2002, Paradyne has been converted to run on E85.


Vehicle Name Soljourner 2
Vehicle Number 22
Category HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLES (HEV)
vehicle type category Hybrid electric
Team Name W. Phila. HS EV Team
Organization West Philadelphia High School
City Philadelphia
State PA
COUNTRY USA
Program blurb THE HYBRID ELECTRIC JEEP #22 This is the third
conversion for this once gas powered Jeep. Now a
hybrid, running on biodiesel, a DC motor, and Deka
lead acid batteries. The students also built their
own generator, and a whole new body (not pictured
here) with materials donated by Hexcel. This is
the third conversion for this once gas powered
vehicle. The hybrid electric Jeep is equipped
with a 36HP MTS brushless DC motor getting its
power from 34 Deka DCU1 batteries (408 Volts).
The students built their own generator with a
Yanmar 2V78 20HP diesel engine running on
biodiesel fuel and a high efficiency 20HP MTS
brushless DC motor. The students also gave the
Jeep a new body this year (not pictured here) with
materials donated by Hexcel.


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/
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.falmouthschoo,
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.


Vehicle Name Toyota Prius
Vehicle Number 70
Category HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLES (HEV)
vehicle type category Hybrid electric
Team Name S&S Auto Sport
Organization Robert Strattan
City Tulsa
State OK
COUNTRY USA
Program blurb The MY 2001 Toyota Prius is my daily driver, and
was the first Prius delivered to Tulsa, OK in
October, 2000. It also competed in the 2001 Tour
de Sol. I am a retired electrical engineering
professor and am also a faculty advisor to the
University of Tulsa's Hurricane Motor Work's HEV
project.


Vehicle Name Viking 23
Vehicle Number 23
Category HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLES (HEV)
vehicle type category Hybrid electric
Team Name Western WA University
Organization Western Washington University
City Bellingham
State WA
COUNTRY USA
www http://vri.etec.wwu.edu
Program blurb The team from Western Washington University is
comprised of students working on an
extracurricular basis. Each of our ten team
members is involved for different reasons but
mostly it is a way to learn something that a book
cannot teach. Viking 23 is unique in that the
chassis and body are all composite, carbon fiber
to be exact. All materials have been donated or
graciously discounted.



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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
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