- News release from Ford: Alternate Fuel Vehicles and Cutting Edge Technologies Lead Ford Motor Company Entries for 2003 Challenge Bibendum http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/030826/chtu017_1.html
www.challengebibendum.com Challenge Bibendum(TM), considered one of the premier global events for advanced technology vehicles, was established by the Michelin Group as an objective way to bring together and test the best available technologies for environmentally positive vehicles. The annual event features vehicles from major manufacturers on three continents and brings together all partners in the automotive world: vehicle manufacturers, designers, energy suppliers, technical leaders, policy makers, universities and government organizations.
A true competition, Challenge Bibendum is one of the few events to compare different advanced technologies head-to-head. The event is open to all energy sources from electric cars to hybrid fuel cells to hydrogen powered buses. Advanced technology vehicles are rated on emissions, acceleration, braking, handling, noise and energy efficiency during the annual competition.
And whatever became of the "soapmobile" from last year: