At the EcoFest 2007 in Manhattan later this month, GM will be displaying the Chevy Equinox fuel cell CUV that will be used for Project Driveway. Project Driveway will start in January when a fleet of over 100 of the Equinoxes will be loaned to drivers in the New York City, Washington DC and Southern California areas. Those drivers will be able to keep the vehicles for up to several days at a time.
The Vehicle Design Summit (VDS) at MIT is a summer project involving the collaboration of about 50 students from 21 universities and 13 countries. Their goal is to design and build 5 high-mileage vehicles which include a plugin-electric, a fuel cell car, another running off ethanol and a Honda Insight conversion to full electricity.
The University of Toronto's Blue Sky Solar Racing program began in 1997. Now with over 100 student members, they're in the process of developing their third solar race car which should be ready for the 2007 World Solar Challenge. For Ecofest 2006, they brought their 2nd generation vehicle which is dubbed Faust II.
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