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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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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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    Automotive X-Prize: Edison2 gets its engines ruined, manages to stay in competition

    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

    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

    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 heats up as Edison2 tries to stay cool with ice

    Edison2's Very Light Car gets packed with ice – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Today, the only two cars left in the mainstream class of the Automotive X-Prize – both Very Light Cars from Edison2 – will be running 200 miles at the Michigan International Speedway, where ...

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    Automotive X-Prize: Where it's at today

    The Finals Stage of the Progressive Automotive X-Prize is taking place this week and, if nothing else, the organizers and teams involved now really know what they're doing. Most everything is running well and the teams "sailed" through tech inspection, in the words of Eric Cahill, the X-Prize's ...

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    Automotive X-Prize Knockout stage could eliminate half of remaining teams

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    The Progressive Automotive X-Prize is done messing around. During the Shakedown Stage in April, teams were allowed to retry some of the tests they failed and to tweak their cars in order to try and reach the ...

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    Vote for your favorite Automotive X-Prize vehicle(s), win $3,000

    As the Progressive Automotive X Prize (PIAXP) competition enters the "Knockout Qualifying Stage," organizers are seeking your participation. The public is being invited to vote for their favorite vehicle in four different categories from now until the 6th of September. You can vote every day and, ...

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    Automotive X-Prize: X Tracer team squeaks two quirky cars into next stage

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    The Swiss team behind the very unusual-looking X-Tracer electric vehicles had a bit of unnecessary drama at the Michigan International Speeday yesterday during the last day of the Progressive Insurance Automotive X-Prize's technical ...

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    The Automotive X prize is for chumps - Kansas students aiming for 500 mpge

    We've told you about the University of Kansas EcoHawks before. They're a group of engineering students from KU who are trying to build a car that will get 500 miles per gallon-equivalent. One of their ongoing projects is a 1974 Volkswagen Beetle that they've converted to be a series hybrid ...

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    Video: Automotive X Prize "moose" tests show Aptera hitting cones, other difficulties

    Automotive X Prize Shakedown Stage – Click above to watch video after the jump
    We'll be out at the Michigan International Speedway tomorrow to check in on the Automotive X-Prize teams conducting the first battery of tests in the Shakedown Stage. No one crashes, but not everything goes ...


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