Michelins Challenge Bibendum in Shanghai, China

Michelins Challenge Bibendum in Shanghai, China

2004 Shanghai, China – Michelins Challenge Bibendum

Michelin is known in the US as a tire company. Around the world, it is becoming known as the Challenge Bibendum founder. Michelin touts that the Challenge Bibendum was born out of the will of all the players in the automobile world, from manufacturers to energy suppliers, as well as their technical partners, to enhance and clarify the current debate concerning sustainable mobility. Such an approach is essential if we are to accelerate the promotion of road mobility to meet the energy, environmental and human challenges of tomorrow.

The sixth in a series that first began in 1998 in France and which has since alternated between Europe and the United States, Challenge Bibendums Asian Debut will take place from October 12th to October 14th, 2004, in Shanghai, immediately after the inaugural Formula 1 race that will also take place there.

“Challenge Bibendum makes a significant contribution to the development of sustainable road mobility in China by showcasing the available range of clean vehicle technologies and their potential for the future,” said Eric Jugier, chairman of Michelin China.

143 vehicles -87 passenger cars, 21 buses and trucks and 35 two-wheels-, 57 learning center exhibitors, some 400 guests and 500 media and around 500 participants attend the Challenge Bibendum 2004.For the public day on October 14th, the city authorities expect around 2000 visitors, which makes this event the biggest Michelins Challenge Bibendum has ever organized.

According to the New York Times, China has just set it’s first fuel-economy rules. About 30 million, out of 1.3 billion, are licensed motorists. The infrastructure and the ability to motorize all the willing Chinese are concerns for the Chinese government. Environmental concerns are just coming into play as more Chinese are driving and the air quality does down and fuel prices go up.

The aim of this event, according to Michelin, is to provide leaders of opinion and decision-makers “ political representatives, media, industrialists “ with impartial information on the latest technological advances in the field of environment-friendly vehicles.

The Challenge Bibendum does not set out to provide solutions, but to highlight the most significant global advances , via demonstrations of vehicles and technology.

The vehicles that will be participating in the 2004 Shanghai China, Challenge Bibendum are;


 Year, Make & Model Propulsion System Fuel/Energy Storage Energy Source

 2004 Audi AG A2 Fuel Cell Hydrogen Hydrogen

 2004 Audi AG A8 ICE Sulfur Diesel Biofuel

 2003 Audi AG A3 ICE Sulfur Diesel Biofuel

 2004 Aurora solar car Aurora 101 Solar Power Battery:Kokam Lithium Polymer, 5.5 KwH Solar

 2004 BMW Mini One D ICE Diesel Diesel

 2004 Lancia Ypsilon 1,3 Multijet ICE Diesel Diesel

 2004 Honda Accord 2,2 i-CTDi ICE Diesel Diesel

 2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 cdi ICE Diesel Diesel

 2004 Opel Astra 1.9 Cdti ICE Diesel Diesel

 2004 Volvo S60 D5 ICE Diesel Diesel

 2003 Peugeot 307 HDI ICE Diesel Diesel

 2003 VW Bora 1.9 TDI ICE Diesel Diesel

 2003 VW Passat TDI ICE Diesel Diesel

 2004 Audi A8 3.0 TDI ICE Diesel Diesel

 2004 BMW X5 3.0d ICE Diesel Diesel

 Year, Make & Model Propulsion System Fuel/Energy Storage Energy Source

 2004 BMW 740d ICE Diesel Diesel

 2004 Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI ICE Diesel Diesel

 2001 Brilliance Auto Zhonghua 2.4AT ICE Gasoline Gasoline

 2001 Brilliance Auto Zhonghua 2.0AT ICE Gasoline Gasoline

 2001 Brilliance Auto Zhonghua 2.0MT ICE Gasoline Gasoline

 2003 CEV CEV3000 Hybrid Diesel & Batteries (528V/45Ah NiMH) diesel

 FAW CA7150N Hybrid Gasoline/Batteries (528V/45Ah NiMH) Gasoline

 FAW CA6110SHH Hybrid Diesel/Batteries (528V/45Ah NiMH) Diesel

 2000 Courrages La Bulle °r Battery-Electric Battery: Ni Cd Electricity

 2004 Courrages EXE Battery-Electric Battery: Lithium ion Electricity

 2004 Mercedes-Benz FCell A-Class Fuel Cell Gaseous Hydrogen Hydrogen

 2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 220 CDI ICE Diesel Diesel

 2004 Smart fortwo cdi ICE Diesel Diesel

 2004 Smart forfour ICE Diesel Diesel

 2002 Dongfeng Electric Vehicle Co., Ltd. EQ6110HEV Hybrid Diesel/Electricity Diesel

 Year, Make & Model Propulsion System Fuel/Energy Storage Energy Source

 2004 Dongfeng Electric Vehicle Co., Ltd. EQ8041 Battery-Electric Battery Electricity

 2004 Dongfeng Electric Vehicle Co., Ltd. EQ8061 Battery-Electric Battery Electricity

 2004 Dongfeng Electric Vehicle Co., Ltd. EQ8081 Battery-Electric Battery Electricity

 2004 Dongfeng Electric Vehicle Co., Ltd. EQ8111 Battery-Electric Battery Electricity

 2004 Yigao (Suzhou) Electrical Vehicle YongFeng Fuel Cell Hydrogen-Battery Hydrogen

 2004 Yigao (Suzhou) Electrical Vehicle YongFeng Fuel Cell Hydrogen-Battery Hydrogen

 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid Hybrid Gasoline / Battery (Nickel Metal Hybrid) Gasoline

 2003 Ford Mondeo Sci ICE Gasoline Gasoline

 2001 Ford Focus Fuel Cell Gaseous Hydrogen Hydrogen

 2003 Ford Focus Station Wagon Hybrid H2 gas & Li-Ion Battery Hydrogen/Electricity

 2003 General Motors Opel Zafira Fuel Cell Gaseous Hydrogen Hydrogen

 2003 General Motors Opel Zafira Fuel Cell Liquid Hydrogen Liquid Hydrogen

 2004 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid Hybrid Gasoline & Battery Gasoline

 2002 General Motors Hy-Wire Fuel Cell Hydrogen Hydrogen

 2004 Habo Chem. Tech. Co., Ltd. HABO-1 Aerodynamic H2O2 H2O2

 Year, Make & Model Propulsion System Fuel/Energy Storage Energy Source

 2004 Hunan Univ. Huda3 Battery-Electric Battery Electricity

 2000 Hyundai Santa Fe Fuel Cell Hydrogen Hydrogen

 1996 Iveco (Nanjing) Vehicle Co., Ltd. IVECO A40-10 ICE Diesel Diesel

 2001 Michelin Concept Hybrid Gasoline Gasoline

 2004 Michelin Hy-Light Fuel Cell Hydrogen & Oxygen Hydrogen & Oxygen

 2004 Qingnian Auto TNP 6127 ICE Diesel Diesel

 2004 Qingnian Auto TSP 4250 ICE Diesel Diesel

 2003 Nissan X-Trail FCV Fuel Cell Hydrogen Hydrogen

 2004 Peugeot Quad PAC Battery-Electric Battery Electricity

 2004 Citroen PICASSO  ICE Bio-diesel:Diesel/30%FAME Diesel/Biofuel

 2004 Peugeot 307 Sedan ICE Ethanol E20 Gasoline/Biofuel

 2004 Citroen ELYSEE ICE CNG CNG

 2004 Baokang (Hubei) Energy Research Institute Qingshan CW1 Electricity Battery Electricity

 2004 SCUT (South China Univ. of Tech.) GZ6110HEV Hybrid Diesel/Battery Diesel/Electricity

 2004 Shanghai EV Scooter EL-102D-36A Battery-Electric Battery Electricity

 Year, Make & Model Propulsion System Fuel/Energy Storage Energy Source

 2004 Shanghai EV Scooter EL-102D-24A Battery-Electric Battery Electricity

 2004 Shanghai EV Scooter EL-102D-24 Battery-Electric Battery Electricity

 2004 Shanghai EV Scooter DC40-Z03 Battery-Electric Battery Electricity

 2004 Shengli (Shanghai) Technical Co., Ltd SLFC-Tourist-1 Fuel Cell Hydrogen Hydrogen

 2004 Shengli (Shanghai) Technical Co., Ltd SLFC-Tourist-2 Fuel Cell Hydrogen Hydrogen

 2004 Sunwin Bus Corporation SWB6115Q3-3(K6) ICE CNG CNG

 2004 Sunwin Bus Corporation SWB 6122 ICE Diesel Diesel

 2004 Sunwin Bus Corporation SWB 6120V3 ICE Diesel Diesel

 2004 Thunder Sky 2000W Battery-Electric Battery:lithium battery Electricity

 2004 Thunder Sky 800W Battery-Electric Battery:lithium battery Electricity

 2004 Thunder Sky EV36W Battery-Electric Battery:lithium battery Electricity

 2004 Thunder Sky EV-6700 Battery-Electric Battery:lithium battery Electricity

 2004 Thunder Sky EV-2008 Battery-Electric Battery:lithium battery Electricity

 Year, Make & Model Propulsion System Fuel/Energy Storage Energy Source

 2004 QingYuan QYEV-1 Battery-Electric Battery:lithium ion Electricity

 2004 QingYuan QYEV-2 Battery-Electric Battery:lithium ion Electricity

 2004 Start Two Fuel Cell Car Fuel Cell Hydrogen Hydrogen

 2004 Toyota Prius Hybrid Diesel Diesel

 2004 Jinghua (Beijing) Coach Co., Ltd. TH6116FCEV-B Fuel Cell Hydrogen Hydrogen

 2003 Beijing Jinghua Coach Co.ltd model A Hybrid Hydrogen Hydrogen/Electricity

 2005 Venturi Fetish Battery-Electric Battery:Lithium-ion Electricity

 2004 Volkswagen Touran Fuel Cell Hydrogen Hydrogen

 2004 Volkswagen Bora TDI ICE Diesel Diesel

 2002 Volkswagen Golf IV Hybrid SunDiesel/Battery Biofuel

 2003 Volkswagen Lupo 3L TDI ICE SunDiesel SunDiesel

 2001 Volvo 3CC Battery-Electric Battery:Lithium-ion Electricity

 2004 Volvo S80 ICE Gasoline Gasoline

 2004 Volvo S60 PZEV ICE Gasoline Gasoline

 Year, Make & Model Propulsion System Fuel/Energy Storage Energy Source

 2004 Volvo S80 Bi-Fuel ICE Gasoline Gasoline

 2003 Wanxiang (Zhejiang) WXEV-3 Battery-Electric Battery: EV-120Ah Electricity

 2004 Wuhan Univ. of Tech. Aspire Battery-Electric Battery:Ni-MH rechargeable battery Electricity

 2003 Xiangtan Electric Vehicle Co. Ltd. XD6120 Hybrid Diesel/Battery Diesel

 2004 Forever TD P972Z Battery-Electric Battery Electricity

 2004 Forever TD A975 3Z Battery-Electric Battery Electricity

 2004 Forever TR 2000P ICE LPG LPG

 2004 Forever TR 2004P ICE LPG LPG

 2004 Forever TR 2005P ICE LPG LPG

 2004 Forever TR 2007P ICE LPG LPG

 Year, Make & Model Propulsion System Fuel/Energy Storage Energy Source

About the Author:

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.

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