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TdS Report #61: Photos - Photos from the Trenton

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TdS Report #61: Photos - Photos from the Trenton
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Photographs from the Tour de Sol:

Photos from the Trenton

The Tour de Sol stopped at the Trenton State Museum and Library on
Friday 17 May 2002.

A portion of the display area.

The chemical equation for the Millennium Cell reaction.
1 molecule of sodium borohydride + 2 molecules of water,
in the presence of a catalyst,
creates 4 molecules of hydrogen + 1 molecule of borax + heat.

The Honda "Civic Hybrid",
Pace Car of the Tour de Sol.

The Olympian

Zodiac ... s_010.html

Photographs from the Finish Line

It was pouring rain at the Finish Line of the Tour de Sol on Saturday
when the vehicles arrived.
As the morning progressed the rain stopped and eventually the sun came out.
As the weather got nicer, people and the press started to show up
and talk to the teams on display.

The West Philadelphia High School Team with
"Soljourner 1",
which took home a bunch of awards.

The "rEVolutionride" team.
(Due to a typographic error, this team was called "rEVolutionaryride" in
the program.)

Team mates "Phantom Sol" (foreground)
and "Solar Black Bear"

Some electric scooters on display ...

and electric bicycles.

Personal Electric Transport (PET) had a wide variety of vehicles to display.
I think this one is called "Rocket Runner".

PET's "LA Clean Machine"

Also from PET.

The PET Quick Change trailer,
used by the scooters during the Tour.
Swapping a battery pack took about 80 seconds, without rushing.
"Climate Cooler II" is strapped on top.

PET's "La Bomba".
The rear wheels lean when you turn,
and you can strap your feet in, something like ski bindings,
in case you "get some air."
This is seen as a sporting bike, for down-hill runs.

The Capstone turbine in the AVS bus.
The turbine is the larger silver cylinder,
and the generator is the gray cylinder on the left.

A Ford "Th!nk City".
The New York Power Authority has a "station car" program
for commuters in West Chester, Rockland, and Putnam
About 75 are already in use. ... s_011.html

Photographs from the Awards Presentation

Mark (left) and Seth (center) Murray receive the NESEA Safety Award
from Gary Carr.

Team New England received the Most Efficient Vehicle per Passenger prize
Mark Simon (right) of the New York Department of Transportation.

Team Driven to Work get an award from Garry Carr.

University of Maine's "Phantom Sol" took 1st place in Acceleration.

"The Olympian" team.

"Sungo" came in first in Battery Electric Range with Advanced Batteries.

The "Zodiac" took the Most Solar Miles Driven in One Day Award.

The "E-STREAM" team with Chris Hebb (right).

The team with the "AVS22 Hybrid-Electric Bus" are given
the Most Innovative Vehicle Award by Rob Wills (right).

"ParaDyne" from the University of Tulsa took
the first prize for Range and Reliability.

The West Philadelphia High School Team
("Soljourner 1" and "Soljourner 2")
with Simon Hauger,
George Bradford EV Teacher of 2002(front row, right).
"Soljourner 1" was the first place Most Efficient Light Duty Vehicle.

"Soljourner 1" all decked out in its trophies.

The PET "LA Clean Machine",
driven by IBEW Local 18 members,
won The Greenest Vehicle Award.

Team New Jersey took the Hydrogen Category prize with
their "Electric Blue" pickup truck.
They also had a large solar panel for charging, which contributed 44 miles.

Warren Leon (left), Executive Director of NESEA,
awards the first place Production Hybrid-Electric to Bob Strattan and
his 2001 Toyota Prius.

Nancy Hazard,
Director of the Tour de Sol thanks the teams for a great event.

Koichi Miyashita (left), from Naruto University in Japan, is the Director of
Shikoku EV Challenge. He was on the Tour de Sol Jury last year and this.
Topher Waring also served of the Jury, and, as his students said,
was the Heart of fondly remembered "Helios the Heron" teams.
He plans to bring a high school team to the Tour someday. Maybe next year?

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The complete set of Tour de Sol Reports for 2002 can be found at:
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