NESEA's Tour de Sol, Saratoga Springs May 13-16
Submitted by Shawn Reeves
17th Annual Tour de Sol to be held May 13–16, 2005 in Saratoga and Albany, NY
Featuring New Events, Competitions, and Activities Leading the Way to a Sustainable Energy and Transportation Future
A Green "Car Show" and More
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From the drawing board...to the show room...to the customer's garage
This high-tech, high-touch "traveling festival" and competition is America's longest running event of its kind. For 16 years, the Tour de Sol has brought together students, manufacturers, energy suppliers, press, government representatives, and consumers for a celebration and display of Yankee ingenuity - working toward sustainable energy and mobility for the world.
The May 13-16, 2005 event will feature the Tour de Sol Championship and several new and exciting activities, including a green "car show" at Saratoga's Spring Auto Show; a Monte Carlo-style rally for hybrid and alternative fuel vehicle owners; a "VIP Press" day; and a demo-drive. In addition, a 50-vehicle display and Award Ceremony at New York State's Empire State Plaza in Albany will offer superb opportunities to test-drive 3 All-NEW Hybrid SUVs, and to meet with the press and key government and industry representatives.
Events and Activities for the General Public
Friday, May 13:
Saturday May 14:
The Tour de Sol at Saratoga's Spring Auto Show
Monte Carlo-style performance rally
Monday May 16:
A culminating event at Albany, NY's Empire State Plaza
Fun, Competitive Events for students, HEV owners, e-bike owners and more!
Tour de Sol Championship
May 13-16: Students, individuals and corporations are invited to ente the Tour de Sol Championship and showcase their efforts to design vehicles that approach zero carbon emissions and use renewable fuels.E-bike Rally and Competition
May 14-16: We invite electric bike owners and e-bike manufacturers to show off their vehicles, offer test-drives, and enter a competitive event.
Additional important links:
How to enter the Tour de Sol Championship
To learn more about green vehicles, please go to our Green Car Club
for a listing of green cars to buy,
fun ways of getting around, green car news, discussion groups, and more!
photo essay of last year's Tour de Sol
2005 Press Room
Each year, over one hundred people get involved in technical testing, marketing, event set-up and more. Follow this link for a glimpse behind the scenes.
Field Trip Opportunities coming soon. Sign up to take a field trip to the Tour de Sol.
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