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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: Results from Finals Stage, Week One - Amp, Spira, Tata and Tango are out

    After the first week of the Progressive Automotive X-Prize's Finals Stage, some of the better-known teams will have to say good-bye and watch the rest of the competition from the sidelines. According to a new press release from the AXP, Tata Motors, Amp, Commuter Cars (Tango) and Spira are out. ...

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    Automotive X-Prize: Will there be a second competition?

    The picture above was taken today at the Automotive X-Prize event at the Michigan International Speedway, and it shows – in the simplest way possible – the goal of the competition: a car that gets more than 100 miles per gallon equivalent (mpge). The X-Prize was supposed to bring ...

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    Automotive X-Prize: Finals Stage begins, Edison2 remains only team that can win mainstream class, $5 million

    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

    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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    WWU Viking makes it through X-Prize's Knockout Stage with 82 mpge

    While the Automotive X-Prize has not yet issued any official press release about which teams have made it through the Knockout Stage, some of the teams are spreading the good news about their results. Western Washington University, the team behind the Viking 45, says it is one of 12 teams left ...

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    21 teams still alive in Automotive X Prize's knockout stage

    Last we heard, either 15 or 22 teams had made it to the Automotive X Prize's Knockout stage. Turns out, 21 teams will take to the Michigan International Speedway (MIS) in Brooklyn, Michigan this week for the next level of the competition to bring hyper-efficient vehicles to market. Now that a ...

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    Automotive X-Prize: Zap Alias can stop, swerve at MIS

    Zap Alias – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Zap had some things easier and some things harder at the Shakedown stage of the Progressive Insurance Automotive X-Prize last week. The team's three-wheeled Alias vehicle easily passed the accident avoidance course at 46 miles per hour and, ...

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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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    X-Prize partners with Morey to get real-time car data on the web *UPDATE

    One of the main reasons a small car company might want to participate in the Progressive Automotive X Prize (AXP) is for access to some high-tech testing tools (just ask Amp Electric Vehicles). The AXP doesn't just want to help the companies involved, though, and the public is supposed to learn ...

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    Detroit 2010: Edison2's Very Light Car scoffs at Electric Avenue

    One of the vehicles on display in the Progressive Automotive X Prize booth at the Detroit Auto Show is the Very Light Car, an entry we hadn't seen before. Taking a similar attitude as the Rocky Mountain Institute about stripping away weight and complexity, the team behind the Very Light Car is ...

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    SEMA 2009: eVARO plug-in hybrid three-wheeler debuts, returns

    eVaro - Click above for high-res image gallery
    If the eVaro from Future Vehicles Technologies pictured above looks familiar, then perhaps you've been following the development of the Alé. A reddish orange Alé, developed by FVT when it still stood for FuelVapor Technologies, was on ...

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    Auto X Prize announces 43 qualified teams still fighting for $10 million

    The white stars on the map above could be used as the guidelines for a really fun road trip, if you're interested in learning as much as you can about the future of clean vehicles. From established companies (Tesla, Tata) to start-ups (Aptera) to high-school teams (West Philly EVX), these are the ...

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    ThinkWrap, Auto X Prize partner for "near-real time" race vehicle monitoring

    Got a favorite team in the Automotive X Prize? Once the road race portion of the AXP starts up (which is when, again?), we'll be able to follow the contest and specific vehicles online thanks to AXP's just-announced partnership with ThinkWrap. Vehicles will be monitored in "near-real time" thanks ...

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    Auto X Prize to announce all teams "moving ahead in the competition" next week

    The Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize has has a number of teams drop out recently (e.g., the Avion and the LincVolt), but the competition is not slowing down. Next week, in New York City, the AXP will formally announce the names of the teams that are "moving ahead in the competition." To ...

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    ExxonMobil gives $25,000 to Philly high school X Prize team for Hybrid K-1 Attack

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    For ExxonMobil, $25,000 is not a lot of money. For a group of high-school students working on a 100+ mpg car for the Automotive X Prize, it's a great boost to get their Hybrid K-1 Attack – or whatever vehicle the team enters into the AXP (the press release mentions but ...

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    Avion withdraws from Auto X Prize, cites increasing costs of participating in 100 mpg challenge

    Another one bites the dust (see also: LincVolt and HP2G). The Automotive X Prize will not feature an updated diesel-burning version of the Avion prototype from 1984 . Craig Henderson, the president of Avion Car Company, has sent a withdrawal letter to the AXP claiming that the costs of ...

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    Automotive X-Prize judges separating out chaff teams

    The road to actually compete in the Progressive Automotive X Prize is a tough one. We've been following the competition since well before the official Day One, and we can't quite understand the difference between all of the different levels that a team can be considered. What we do know is that ...

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    Auto X Prize announces the experts who will make sure the rules are followed

    While progress on the Automotive X Prize has been off track a little bit over the past year, things are still moving forward. Today, the AXP announced the names on a panel of experts that have been hired to lead the technical operations for the competition. What does that mean? It means that these ...

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    West Philly X Prize team's Hybrid Attack on the street [w/VIDEO]

    West Philly Hybrid X Team's vehicle - Click above to watch the video after the break
    We got to meet the West Philly Hybrid X Team's Hybrid Attack at the New York Auto Show last year. Now, the students at the inner-city public high school West Philadelphia High School Academy for Automotive and ...


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