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Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid crowned champion at 2011 Rallye International Vert de Montréal

Posted Oct 31st 2011 11:00AM

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Related Gallery2011 FIA Alternative Energie Rallye Vert International de Montreal


The third annual Rallye International Vert de Montréal was the only Canadian stop on the FIA Alternative Energies Cup calendar. With travelling over 600 kilometres, the participants and their vehicles are put through their paces to see who can be as fuel efficient as possible, using alternative fuels such as electricity, propane, biofuel and diesel.

There were 21 vehicles entered in total, all from the likes of different manufacturers, including Mitsubishi, Chevrolet, GMC, Ford, Honda, Toyota and Porsche, racing their most eco-friendly offerings for the title and bragging rights. The winner was decided based on who could maintain an average speed of about 50 km/h and the best fuel economy.

After two days of driving, a Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid driven by Vinh Pham, an engineer working for Toyota Canada, and his navigator Peter Nytko were crowned the champs. They had managed to complete the entire event averaging just three litres of fuel for every 100 kilometres and stayed fairly close to the target speed as their time of completion varied by only 5 minutes and 37 seconds. An amazing feat when considering how many different factors could affect your final score – stop signs, traffic, 90 degree turns and rough terrain.

Pham and Nytko were overjoyed with the outcome, and with good reason to be as the Automobile Club de Monaco has set up an exchange program to allow the winners of the Montréalevent to compete in the 6th Rallye Monte-Carlo des véhicules à énergie alternative in March 2012.

Click past the jump for the complete results and don't forget to check out the high-res image gallery.

Here are the fuel consumption results.
  1. Toyota Prius Plug-in (Vinh Pham/Piotr Nytko)
  2. Toyota Prius Plug-in (Stéphane Quesnel/Sonia Arguin)
  3. Lexus CT 200 h (Sébastien Kroetsch/Éric B-Meunier)
  4. Toyota Prius (Mikaël Grenier/Jonathan Routhier)
  5. Chevrolet Volt (Pascal Tourangeau/David Rozon)
  6. Honda Insight (Martyn Ouellet/Frédéric Bouchard)
  7. Honda Insight (Max Caron/Marc Quirion)
  8. Toyota Prius (Raymond Durand/Christian Fine)
  9. Honda CR-Z (Pierre Piché/Normand Béique)
  10. Honda Civic Hybrid (Gilles Dufour/Jacques Lessard)
  11. Porsche Cayenne Hybrid (Olivier Delorme/Marc-André Hallé)
  12. Honda CR-Z (Andrew Pawliuk/Jacinthe Béliveau)
  13. Honda CR-Z (Patrick Carpentier/Yvan Joyal)
  14. Honda CR-Z (Vincent Aubé/Julie P-Ouellette)
  15. Honda Accord Hybrid (Pierre Girard/Jean Briand)
  16. GMC Sierra LPG (Yves Boulanger/Cédras Martin)
  17. Ford F150 LPG (Pascal Marsan/Patrick Lebeau)
  18. GMC Sierra LPG (Guy Marchand/Richard Charbonneau)
  19. Chevrolet Impala LPG (Stéphane Deschamps/Guillaume Nachin)
(Timing and Fuel consumption) Final combined results.
  1. Toyota Prius Plug-in (Vinh Pham/Piotr Nytko)
  2. Lexus CT 200 h (Sébastien Kroetsch/Éric B-Meunier)
  3. Honda Insight (Martyn Ouellet/Frédéric Bouchard)
  4. Toyota Prius (Raymond Durand/Christian Fine)
  5. Chevrolet Volt (Pascal Tourangeau/David Rozon)
  6. Toyota Prius (Mikaël Grenier/Jonathan Routhier)
  7. Toyota Prius Plug-in (Stéphane Quesnel/Sonia Arguin)
  8. Honda CR-Z (Pierre Piché/Normand Béique)
  9. Honda Accord Hybrid (Pierre Girard/Jean Briand)
  10. GMC Sierra LPG (Yves Boulanger/Cédras Martin)
  11. Honda Insight (Max Caron/Marc Quirion)
  12. Honda CR-Z (Patrick Carpentier/Yvan Joyal)
  13. GMC Sierra LPG (Guy Marchand/Richard Charbonneau)
  14. Honda CR-Z (Andrew Pawliuk/Jacinthe Béliveau)
  15. Porsche Cayenne Hybrid (Olivier Delorme/Marc-André Hallé)
  16. Ford F150 LPG (Pascal Marsan/Patrick Lebeau)
  17. Chevrolet Impala LPG (Stéphane Deschamps/Guillaume Nachin)
  18. Honda Civic Hybrid (Gilles Dufour/Jacques Lessard)
  19. Honda CR-Z (Vincent Aubé/Julie P-Ouellette)

News Source: Le Rallye International vert de Montréal

Image Source: Toyota Canada

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Eric Bernier-Meunier

Here's the Official regularity results which is what the FIA consider as the official results.

Rallye Energie Alternative 2011
Résultat Final Officiel
Classement FIA Régularité Catégorie VII et VIII

Pos Concurrent/Pilote Nat CoPilote Nat Voiture Catégorie Energie Pénalités
1 Sébastien Kroetsch CDN Éric B-Meunier CDN Lexus CT 200 h VII Hybride 168
2 Raymond Durand FRA Christian Fine FRA Toyota Prius VII Hybride 230
3 Vinh Pham CDN Piotr Nytko CDN Toyota Prius Plug-in VII Hybride 337
4 Martyn Ouellet CDN Frédéric Bouchard CDN Honda Insight VII Hybride 391
5 Yves Boulanger CDN Cédras Martin CDN GMC Sierra LPG VIII LPG 881
6 Pierre Girard CDN Jean Briand CDN Accord hybride VII Hybride 977
7 Pascal Tourangeau CDN David Rozon CDN Chevrolet Volt VII Hybride 1032
8 Pierre Piché CDN Normand Béique CDN Honda Canada CR-Z VII Hybride 1254
9 Guy Marchand CDN Richard Charbonneau CDN GMC Sierra LPG VIII LPG 1439
10 Stéphane Deschamps CDN Guillaume Nachin CDN Chevrolet Impala LPG VIII LPG 1486
11 Mikaël Grenier CDN Jonathan Routhier CDN Toyota Prius VII Hybride 1525
12 Pascal Marsan CDN Patrick Lebeau CDN Ford F150 LPG VIII LPG 1597
13 Patrick Carpentier CDN Yvan Joyal CDN Honda CR-Z VII Hybride 1663
14 Stéphane Quesnel CDN Sonia Arguin CDN Toyota Prius Plug-in VII Hybride 1990
15 Max Caron CDN Marc Quirion CDN Honda Insight VII Hybride 2368
16 Pawliuk Andrew CDN Jacinthe Béliveau CDN Honda CR-Z VII Hybride 4444
17 Vincent Aubé CDN Julie P.Ouellette CDN Honda Canada CR-Z VII Hybride 4555
18 Olivier Delorme CDN Marc-André Hallé CDN Porsche Cayenne hybride VII Hybride 4632
19 Gilles Dufour CDN Jacques Lessard CDN Honda Civic hybride VII Hybride 11920

November 17 2011 at 10:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sebass

According to these sources which are pretty clear, the Lexus CT200h driven by Sebastien Kroetsch and Eric B Meunier actually won the Montreal Rally.
http://www.fia.com/en-GB/sport/championships/Pages/alternative.aspx and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_FIA_Alternative_Energies_Cup_season

Maybe you should right an article about them.

October 31 2011 at 3:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply