The Tour de Sol Reports, 2002
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Unless otherwise noted, all these photos were taken by and Copyright 2002 to John Helwig.

The Road Rally portion of the Tour de Sol officially started on Tuesday, 14 May 2002, on the Capital Mall.

The GEM neighborhood vehicle sold by DaimlerChrysler.

There were two events with students racing their battery-powered car designs. This is the drag-race ...

and this is the hill climb.

A lot of pictures like this one were taken on the Capital Mall.

Visitors on the Capital Mall.

This bus promoted the use of soy bean oil as a fuel ...

and publicized its milage.

Nancy Hazard, Director of the Tour de Sol, speaking with the press.

Eugene Beers brings his one-man solar powered band to the Tour. He has been to several past Tours and will be along for the entire week.

Environmental Protection Administrator Christine Whitman visited and spoke at the Tour. She and her staff arrived on bicycles.

In this photo of AVS hybrid-electric bus you can see the Capstone micro-turbine generator unit on the left.

Warren Leon, Executive Director of NESEA.

The DiamlerChrysler "Natrium" on display. Mirrors on the ground let you see the components underneath.

Here you can see the Millennium Cell components. At the middle of the picture are the reactor and related components. There are two plastic tanks visible at the bottom of the picture. The one on the left contains the sodium borohydride solution. The one on the right collects the "exhaust", a mixture of borax and water.