Alternative Fuel types:
Electric, natural gas, propane, ethanol,
methanol, bio-diesel, bio-mass, hydrogen and solar.
Each vehicle will be entered in one
of eight classes with a limit of 20 cars per class.
- Production Commuter vehicle: an automotive industry mass
produced personal vehicle that meets the EPACT and CAAA requirements
and is for sale in the open market.
- American Commuter Electric Vehicle; an electric or hybrid electric
drive vehicle that travels at normal highway speeds with a
range over 60 miles and is registered with the state as a car.
- Tour de Sol Commuter Vehicle: A one or four-person optimum
electric vehicle able to race up to 35+ mph with a range of
over 60 miles powered by photovoltaic and another electric
- Cross-continental Vehicle: Vehicles designed to travel long
distance with electric drives using only photovoltaics for
- Formula Lighting Vehicles: Open wheel Indy-style electric drive
- Electrathon vehicles: non-highway go-cart size electric vehicles.
- Alternative Fuel vehicle: vehicles that use DOE approved alternative
- Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicle: Vehicles that have a hybrid electric
drive train that can be plugged in for off board charging.
- Open Class Vehicles: Vehicles that use an alternative fuel as
a major source other than gasoline or diesel that does not
meet the other class definitions.
Other classes will be created when 5 or more vehicles have the
same major characteristics and a request is made.
Participating vehicle registration fee of $20 per vehicle includes entry into
the entire event.
For additional information, contact: Bill Young, Florida Solar Energy
Center, at (321) 638-1443.