[RenewableEnergyAccess.com] The annual Tour de Sol, a green transportation event, wrapped up earlier this month in Albany, New York. The event featured a 500-mile Monte Carlo-style road rally, which was won by a Honda Insight that averaged 79 mpg, a Toyota Prius that averaged 61 mpg, and a biodiesel-fueled Volkswagen Passat that averaged 77 mpg. Other innovative vehicles at the Tour de Sol included two biodiesel-fueled hybrid vehicles and a biodiesel-fueled DaimlerChrysler Smart vehicle that achieved 67 mpg. There was one vehicle at the Tour de Sol that achieved better than 100 mpg, but that was because of an electrical boost: Valence Corporation and Energy Control Systems Engineering modified a Toyota Prius to carry a high-capacity lithium-ion battery pack charged with 9 kilowatt-hours of electricity. Their “plug-in” Prius achieved 102 mpg over a 150-mile course. For more information see the following link.