June 16, 2005

Michelin Bibendum “clean vehicle” forum and rally held in Japan

Nagoya, Japan – Michelin, in association with its partners in the automotive world, has completed the Bibendum Forum and Rally 2005 in Japan, a major international “clean vehicle” event.

Four trucks and 47 passenger cars started from the Kyoto International Conference Hall and followed a rally route for 177 km through mountain roads. The assembly included vehicles from numerous Japanese carmakers and foreign participants, with some of the vehicles making a first-ever visit to Japan. Among the propulsion systems were battery or fuel cell; electric hybrids; the latest generation of diesels; and alternative-fuel vehicles

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