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    Official: X-Prize winner Edison2 shows off Very Light Car, version 4.0
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    Edison2, the 2010 winner of the Progressive Insurance Automotive X-Prize for ultimate fuel efficiency, showed off the latest iteration, version 4.0, of its Very Light Car (VLC) at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI, this week. Contrary to the methods other automakers use to develop a viable ...

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    Exclusive: Edison2 reveals electric version of its X-Prize winning Very Light Car
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    On the heels of Audi unveiling its Urban Concept, Opel showing off its RAK e concept and Volkswagen pulling the sheets off its Nils concept at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, Edison2 has revealed an electric version of the X-Prize-winning Very Light Car. Called the eVLC, Edison2 says its electric ...

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    X-Prize in-fighting goes public as Li-Ion Motors tries to back out of prize-sharing agreement
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    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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    Video: X-Prize foundation shows off RaceAbout electric vehicle
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    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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    SEMA preview: Neil Young's LincVolt will be ready for its close-up
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    Neil Young's LincVolt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    If you've been hankering to get a good look at Neil Young's LincVolt behemoth, you'd best make plans to get to SEMA in a few weeks. We got word today that the 1959 Lincoln Continental convertible with a brand new biodiesel and ...

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    Engineer: Aptera 2e is designed for production, not winning the $2.5m X-Prize
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    Automotive X Prize Shakedown Stage showing Aptera 2e in action
    Aptera did not capture victory in Alternative Side-by-Side Class at the 2010 X-Prize – that honor went to the Li-Ion Motors Wave II, as did the $2.5 million prize purse that was set aside for the class winner. Typically, winners ...

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    Congressman Markey claims X-Prize is "the most important thing that is happening in the world"
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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: And the winners are ...
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    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)
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    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
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    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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    Automotive X-Prize: Edison2 gets its engines ruined, manages to stay in competition
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    Edison2's Very Light Car – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Edison2 is still holding on to its position as the only team left in the mainstream class in the Automotive X-Prize. To get there, team members needed to use slopes to get better fuel economy, cool down the cabin of the Very ...

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    Automotive X-Prize: finalists announced, X-Tracer now last team standing in Tandem class
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    Automotive X-Prize Knockout Stage – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ladies and gentlemen, meet your finalists for the Automotive X-Prize: Mainstream Class Edison2, Very Light Car (team name, car name) Alternative Class - Tandem X-Tracer, E-Tracer Alternative Class - ...

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    Automotive X-Prize: TW4XP evolves human-hybrid Twike three-wheeler for competition
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    TW4XP at the Automotive X-Prize – Click above for high-res image gallery
    TW4XP may not be the catchiest name in the Progressive Automotive X-Prize line-up, but this unusual-looking battery-powered three wheeler does have staying power. As one of only eleven vehicles left in the competition ...

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    Automotive X-Prize: Finals Stage begins, Edison2 remains only team that can win mainstream class, $5 million
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    Edison2's Very Light Car – Click above for high-res image gallery
    This week, the Finals Stage of the Automotive X-Prize finally begins and, as we found our recently, only one team has any hope of driving away with the $5 million mainstream prize. That team is Edison2, which has two cars ...

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    Quick Spin: Amp Equinox shakes, rattles but doesn't roll us
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    Amp Equinox – Click above for high-res image gallery
    "We think it's going to be a Leaf-beater." The "it" here is the converted Chevrolet Equinox that Amp Electric Vehicles is turning into an electric vehicle (EV) and will begin selling later this year. The speaker is Amp president Steve ...

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    Automotive X-Prize: Only 15 vehicles from 12 teams left now
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    Automotive X-Prize Knockout Stage – Click above for high-res image gallery
    As expected, the recently concluded Automotive X-Prize Knockout Stage was not easy. The challenge was particularly brutal to the teams competing in the mainstream class. Of the nine teams that entered, the only team ...

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