The Tour de Sol Reports
From 1994 until 2006, Mike Bianchi documented the American Tour de Sol US Electric Vehicle Challenge in a series of Reports.The name changed some over the years, but the intent was pretty much the same, namely to show that there are alternatives to gasoline and diesel fuels in internal combustion engines for transportation. The first American Tour de Sol in 1989 had all solar-powered vehicles. Battery electric, hybrid-electric, and alternative fueled vehicles have been added to the event over time.
These Reports tell the stories of the vehicles and the people and companies which create them.
The following are copyright Michael H. Bianchi. Permission to copy is granted provided each Report is presented without modification and this notice is attached. For other arrangements, contact me at +1-973-822-2024 .
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ATdS Report 1994
ATdS Report 1995
ATdS Report 1996
ATdS Report 1997
ATdS Report 1998
ATdS Report 1999
ATdS Report 2000
TdS Report 2001
TdS Report 2002
Bill Moore of EVWorld.com asks Mike Bianchi about the 2003 Tour de Sol audio
TdS Report 2003
TdS Report 2004
TdS Report 2005
TdS Report 2006
21st Century Automotive Challenge 2007
21st Century Automotive Challenge 2008
1 Gallon Challenge 2009