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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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    Mars landing has something for fans of space and advanced vehicle technologies
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    Last night, Sunday, August 5, at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA, lots of people hugged and held their arms high to celebrate a ballsy, historic achievement in space travel. Ten years after the project was launched, NASA's huge Curiosity rover touched down safely on Mars, and the ...

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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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    Video: 16-year-old whiz builds 100-mpg hybrid with classmates
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    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
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    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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    Automotive X Prize winner, Li-Ion Motors, splits $2.5M prize with losers
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    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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    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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    Aptera 2e moves forward, eyes set on X Prize
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    2010 Aptera 2e - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Aptera invited us down to the Palomar Airport in stunningly beautiful Carlsbad, CA to show off the latest iteration of their three-wheeled, high-mileage electric car, the 2010 2e. Before the fairly-close-to-production-ready car was driven ...

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    Last Garage Team Standing: Illuminati Motor Works promising big things from Seven
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    It sort of figures that a team named Illuminati would beat all comers. While the Automotive X Prize is nowhere near over, Illuminati Motor Works is the " only 'garage team' remaining in the contest," according to a recent profile in the local State Journal Register. We're not sure what the ...

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    Auto X Prize wins $5.5 million from DOE for its own prize-giving contest
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    While the Automotive X Prize's raison d'être is to give out money to the best high-mileage vehicles and business plans in the $10 million contest, as the saying goes, it takes money to give out money. To that end, the AXP announced today that it has received $5.5 million from the U.S. ...

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    Auto X Prize announces 43 qualified teams still fighting for $10 million
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    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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    Auto X Prize to announce all teams "moving ahead in the competition" next week
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    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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    Automotive X-Prize judges separating out chaff teams
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    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 teaser update, more coming Wednesday and Thursday
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    With the New York Auto Show just around the corner, representatives from the Progressive Automotive X Prize will use the occasion and will mark the one-year anniversary of the official start of the competition by revealing the list of all registered teams, possibly as early as tomorrow. 80 teams ...

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    Auto X Prize deadline has passed; thoughts on the purse split
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    The Automotive X Prize's deadline for registration has passed and now we get to wait and see just who's going to be actually participating in the upcoming high-mileage competition. The organizers say that the last few days and hours before the deadline were "an absolute firestorm of phone calls, ...

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    X-Prize logo and name used to fool eBay bidders (and us)
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    We were skeptical of the technology claims, but didn't take the time to double-check another of the "facts" stated in a recent (and now ended) eBay auction for a Chrysler LeBaron convertible. It turns out that while BrocktonEnergyLLC used "Experimental X-prize" in the name of the auction, the folks ...

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    Detroit 2009: Automotive X Prize status report
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    It wasn't all flashy new cars during the media days at the Detroit Auto Show last week. During our time in Cobo Hall, we sat down with Cristin Lindsay, senior director of the Progressive Auto X Prize, to talk about where the AXP is right now. For those keeping track, we are about half-way between ...

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    Voting opens for X Prize's "Crazy Green Idea" videos
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    Back in September, the X Prize Foundation asked: "What's Your Crazy Green Idea?" 133 people answered the question with a video entry and the top three ideas - as selected by the Foundation - are now accepting your vote for the shot at a $25,000 award. The ...

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    The top five upcoming green events, number one: Automotive X Prize
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    We're really high on the Automotive X Prize, and it was an easy choice as the number one upcoming green event. The Auto X Prize will be worth ten million, and is sponsored by Progressive Casualty Insurance. We've covered everything we know about the X Prize on these pages, and we've even got an ...

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    Automotive X-Prize announces first 31 teams accepted to competition
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    digg_url = 'http://digg.com/environment/First_31_teams_announced_in_100_mpg_equivalent_Auto_X_Prize_competition'; The Automotive X-Prize has announced the first thirty-one teams to be accepted into their upcoming mileage competition and several of our favorite subject companies are on the list. ...

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