The Tour de Sol Reports, 2005
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Unless otherwise noted, these all photos were taken by and Copyright 2005 to John Helwig.


Vehicle Name: Woodstock
Vehicle Number: 56
Team Name: St. Mark's Electric Vehicle Club
State: Massachusetts
1994 Ford Ranger conversion
Electric: (Battery: Trojan PbA)
"Woodstock" is a true zero emission vehicle. It runs on 100% renewable electricity! This yellow 1994 Ranger was converted to run on battery power by high school students at St. Mark's School. Woodstock's batteries recharge overnight with wind-generated electricity from the grid. Built by physics students, the project gives them an opportunity to explore what engineering would be like, and the importance of efficiency.

Under the hood is the controller, the motor and some batteries.

The team gets ready to go through technical inspection. The bumper sticker says "Powered by American Electrons".

All the vehicles plugged into the generator set were using renewable sources. The generator was fueled with biodiesel.

"Renewable Row" at the Saratoga Spring Autoshow featured Woodstock, and the Solar Black Bear (with the large tilted solar panel in the distance). Each is a practical battery-electric vehicle recharged by a renewable source.