Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A snapshot of this year's HybridFest 2009 (GreenDrive Expo)

Another year and another HybridFest - a yearly event dedicated to alternative fuel vehicles.

Almost ritually, this event takes place in Madison, Wisconsin during the third week of July (July 17-20) and attracts hybrid owners as well as manufacturers from many states and provinces across the continent.

The group photo captured the vehicles that participated in the MPG competition which took place on Friday 17. This MPG competition pits the owners of hybrid and other fuel efficient vehicles against a 42km (26 miles) course.

Here are the results for this MPG competition:



Vehicle (Make,Model)
Class/Division L/100KM - MPG US
% Above EPA



Honda Insight (Manual) 1 1.92 l/100km - 122.4 135.4%



Honda Insight (Manual) 1 2.17 l/100km - 108.8 109.2%



Honda Insight (CVT) 1 2.64 l/100km - 89.3 90.0%



Honda Insight (Manual) 1 2.54 l/100km - 92.5 77.9%



Honda Insight (CVT) 1 3.30 l/100km - 71.2 51.5%



Honda Insight (Manual) 1 3.07 l/100km - 76.5 47.1%



Honda Insight (Manual) 1 3.09 l/100km - 75.9 45.9%



Toyota Prius Gen 2 2 2.73 l/100km - 86.0 87.0%



Toyota Prius Gen 2 2 2.74 l/100km - 85.7 86.3%



Toyota Prius Gen 2 2 2.81 l/100km - 83.5 81.5%



Toyota Prius Gen 2 2 2.92 l/100km - 80.4 74.7%



Toyota Prius Gen 2 2 3.00 l/100km - 78.3 70.2%



Toyota Prius Gen 2 2 3.05 l/100km - 76.9 67.2%



Toyota Prius Gen 2 2 3.28 l/100km - 71.7 55.9%



Toyota Prius Gen 2 2 3.38 l/100km - 69.5 51.0%



Toyota Prius Gen 2 2 3.54 l/100km - 66.4 44.4%



Toyota Prius Gen 2 2 3.69 l/100km - 63.7 38.5%



Toyota Prius Gen 3 2 3.41 l/100km - 68.8 37.6%



Toyota Prius Gen 3 2 3.44 l/100km - 68.2 36.4%



Toyota Prius Gen 2 2 3.86 l/100km - 60.9 32.5%



Honda Civic Hybrid: All 3 3.29 l/100km - 71.5 70.2%



Toyota Prius Gen 1 3 3.93 l/100km - 59.7 45.6%



Honda Civic Hybrid: All 3 3.97 l/100km - 59.2 41.0%



Toyota Camry Hybrid 4 3.71 l/100km - 63.3 86.1%



Toyota Camry Hybrid 4 4.42 l/100km - 53.2 56.5%



Ford Escape Hybrid 4WD 5 5.13 l/100km - 45.8 69.6%



Toyota Prius Gen 2 (PHEV) 6 1.21 l/100km - 195.0 323.9%



Toyota Prius Gen 2 (PHEV) 6 1.42 l/100km - 165.0 258.7%



Toyota Prius Gen 2 (PHEV) 6 2.01 l/100km - 117.0 154.4%



Honda CRX 1991 7 3.61 l/100km - 65.1 141.0%



Volkswagen Golf TDI 2001 (Man) 7 2.70 l/100km - 86.8 128.4%



Honda Civic CX (Man) 7 3.80 l/100km - 61.8 62.6%



Saturn Aura XE 4 Cyl 7 6.79 l/100km - 34.6 33.1%

Among other fun activities and events there were technical discussions and vehicle manufacturer presentations (Ford Fusion hybrid, and others) which took place at the Clarion Hotel. The nearby Alliant Energy Centre was also home to the expo component of this 3 day event, where many players in the fuel efficient automotive field demonstrated their products and services.

As usual, we (CleanMPG) had our opportunity to evangelize the benefits of safe and efficient driving to many of the attendees.

Here's a video covering the "Talk to a hybrid owner" session and also the exhibits at the Expo Centre:


Cheers

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