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Automotive X-Prize

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    Exclusive: Q&A with 'Ingenious' author Jason Fagone on the legacy of X Prize [w/video]
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    In 2007, more than 200 teams set out on an ambitious automotive undertaking. The X Prize Foundation announced it would create a $10-million competition open to anyone who could build a safe, mass-producible car that achieved 100 miles per gallon equivalent. AutoblogGreen followed the competition ...

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    VIDEO: How to successfully drive the Monotracer E

    For newbies, it can be difficult to drive the MonoTracer E. In fact, last fall, Susan Carpenter, a writer for the LA Times, tried to pilot one but ended up tipping over. You can tell the folks over at Translogic were fully aware of this when they got to try out the MonoTracer E for themselves. ...

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    Detroit 2011: Wikispeed keeps moving on SGT01 low-cost, super-efficient car

    Wikispeed – Click above for high-res image gallery The last time we saw the vehicle that the Wikispeed team is working on, it was a big orange rectangle (see here). At the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, the group of volunteers is still not ready to show off a finished product, but the SGT01 vehicle ...

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    X-Prize in-fighting goes public as Li-Ion Motors tries to back out of prize-sharing agreement

    Automotive X Prize winner Li-ion Motors may have tarnished its reputation soon after the Wave II claimed the top spot in the Alternative Side-by-Side Class. As we reported previously, four out of the five teams competing in the category signed an agreement, drafted on spiral bound notebook ...

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    LA Times writer tries to test drive Peraves E-Tracer. Drops it. [w/video]

    Peraves E-Tracer – Click above to watch video after the jump
    When you're to be the first journalist ever to get the chance to drive the rare X-Prize-winning prototype Peraves E-Tracer, what's the one thing you don't want to do? That's right, dump it. Unfortunately, that's exactly what ...

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    After winning Automotive X-Prize, Edison2 hints at next-gen projects

    Edison2's Very Light Car – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Crowned the champion of Mainstream Class in the 2010 Automotive X-Prize, the Edison2 team, with its Very Light Car (VLC) proved that its take neither battery power nor fuel cell technology to construct one of the world's most ...

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    Video: 16-year-old whiz builds 100-mpg hybrid with classmates

    West Philly EVX GT - Click above to watch video after the jump
    Let's spin back the clock and return to our high school days. It's sophomore year all over again. You attend some classes, eagerly await the lunch bell, spend a few more hours pouring over algebra, physics, and some American lit. ...

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    Report: Troubled past haunts X-Prize winner Li-Ion Motors

    Shortly after winning the 2010 Automotive X-Prize in the Alternative Side-by-Side Class, the Li-Ion Motors team made it known that the $2.5 million prize purse would be split three ways with the category runners ups. The money-splitting move showed that camaraderie existed behind the scenes of ...

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    Video: X-Prize foundation shows off RaceAbout electric vehicle

    Electric RaceAbout – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    We reported on the Finnish RaceAbout X-Prize contender during its unveiling in April. Since then, the RaceAbout went on to earn second place in the Progressive Automotive X-Prize side-by-side tandem class – not bad ...

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    Automotive X Prize winner, Li-Ion Motors, splits $2.5M prize with losers

    Li-Ion Motors Wave II – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Three vehicles emerged as class winners at the Automotive X-Prize. One, the Li-Ion Motors Wave II, captured victory after a grueling 100-mile Combined Performance and Efficiency Test was completed. Five vehicles in the ...

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    Peraves and AC Propulsion plan to bring E-Tracer to American market

    Peraves E-Tracer – Click above for a high-res image gallery
    Might the X-Prize-winning Peraves E-Tracer be coming to America? According to our Magic 8-Ball an official press release, all signs point to "yes." The Swiss manufacturer has signed a letter of intent with AC Propulsion to assemble ...

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    Congressman Markey claims X-Prize is "the most important thing that is happening in the world"

    X-Tracer – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The 2010 Automotive X-Prize is officially in the books. The grueling competition ripped apart some vehicles and tested the resolve of many teams. In the end, three teams walked away with victory – leaving well over 100 behind in ...

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    Automotive X Prize: Grueling competition led to mass exodus

    EVX Focus– Click above for high-res image gallery
    Now that we've learned who the winners of the Automotive X-Prize are, it's time to take a look at some of the less fortunate teams and why their vehicles didn't survive the grueling, four-month-long competition. Teams like American ...

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    Automotive X-Prize: Recap and wrap up

    As our coverage of the 2010 Automotive X-Prize comes to a close, now is as good a time as any to recap some of the events that led to the crowning of this year's champions. From the beginning, many of the X-Prize entrants likely knew that the grueling competition would cut the massive field of ...

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    Automotive X-Prize: Li-Ion Motors Wave II wins Alternative Side-by-Side Class

    Li-Ion Motors Wave II – Click above for high-res image gallery
    By now, you're likely aware that the 2010 Progressive Insurance Automotive X-Prize has concluded with three winners in three categories. As we've already discussed, Edison2 won the Mainstream Class with its Very Light Car and ...

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    Automotive X-Prize: Edison2 Very Light Car crowned as champion in Mainstream Class

    Edison2's Very Light Car – Click above for high-res image gallery
    With only one finalist in the Mainstream Class still standing prior to the Validation Stage in the 2010 Progressive Insurance Automotive X-Prize, it came as no surprise that the Edison2 team from Lynchburg, VA., with its ...

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    Automotive X-Prize: E-Tracer captures victory in Alternative Class-Tandem

    X-Tracer – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The moment that we've been waiting for is finally upon us. Today is the day that competitors who took part in the grueling four-month long Automotive X-Prize competition find out if they survived the cut. At stake, part or all of the $10 ...

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    Automotive X Prize: And the winners are ...

    Automotive X-Prize vehicles line up in the Knockout Stage – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ladies and gentlemen, it's time to meet the winners of the 2010 Progressive Insurance Automotive X-Prize. But before we get to declaring the victors, let's take one last look at the ...

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    Automotive X-Prize: And the winners will be ... (streamed live)

    In just a short while, the Automotive X-Prize will come to an end with an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. Wish you could be there? So do we, but we'll all have to make due with the next best thing: live streaming of the event. Starting at 10:30 a.m. EDT this morning, the X-Prize team will ...

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    Automotive X-Prize: no money until cars pass dynamometer validation tests

    The on-track testing portions of the Automotive X-Prize are over with, and the vast majority of teams have been eliminated from contention. However, the $10 million in prize money won't be handed out until September 16. Before those checks are signed, the remaining competitors will have to complete ...


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