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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