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3Automotive 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 offer a live video feed here.

13Automotive X-Prize: Edison2 gets its engines ruined, manages to stay in competition

Edison2's Very Light Car – Click above for high-res image gallery

14Automotive 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

18Automotive X-Prize: TW4XP evolves human-hybrid Twike three-wheeler for competition

TW4XP at the Automotive X-Prize – Click above for high-res image gallery

41Automotive 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

16Automotive 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 senior director. Also, there are fewer cars now to test, so the scene at the Michigan International Speedway is quiet and tense. After all, there's a lot of money – $10 million total – up for

3Automotive X-Prize Knockout stage could eliminate half of remaining teams

Automotive X-Prize Knockout Stage – Click above for high-res image gallery

11Vote 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, in case you need motivation, the organizers are offering up a grand prize of $3,000 for a randomly chosen entry and one stylish PIAXP jacket will also be awarded for each fan favorite category. The firs

24Automotive X-Prize: X Tracer team squeaks two quirky cars into next stage

X-Tracer – Click above for high-res image gallery

15The 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 running on lead-acid batteries. Until recently, the car was charged by a biodiesel-powered generator, the biodiesel being made from waste vegetable oil (WVO) sourced from campus. Now, the mechanical engineerin

65Video: Automotive X Prize "moose" tests show Aptera hitting cones, other difficulties

Automotive X Prize Shakedown Stage – Click above to watch video after the jump

42Aptera 2e needed 40 attempts to clear Automotive X-Prize's accident avoidance test

The Aptera 2e has been driven on roads before, but the team from California can't be too pleased with the results of the first accident avoidance test yesterday: the vehicle needed 40 tries before passing, which might explain why the 2e was missing from the big press conference in Lansing.

9Automotive X Prize revs up for Michigan events, Knockout Stage starts next week

Governor Granholm and X-Prize CEO Peter Diamandis in the Amp'd Sky – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddX-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 something, too. A new partnership between the AXP and Morey Corporation will make it a bit easier for the competition teams to transmit data – e.g., accelerator position, vehicle speed, fuel economy

4Detroit 2010: Automotive X-Prize now pretty much the Michigan (based) X-Prize

The Progressive Automotive X-Prize has lost a lot of potential and participating teams over the course of the past few years, and today it lost a dozen cities. See, in early 2008, the AXP asked for bids to host trial events around the U.S. and at least 14 said they were interested. Yesterday, Peter Diamandis, the chairman and CEO of the X Prize Foundation, announced that nearly all of the actual on-the-road events will be held in Michigan. Make that the on-the-track events.

8REPORT: Tesla goes from competitor to demonstrator in Automotive X Prize

Tesla Model S – Click above for high-res image gallery

21SEMA 2009: eVARO plug-in hybrid three-wheeler debuts, returns

eVaro - Click above for high-res image gallery

1ThinkWrap, 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 to a GPS-driven Google map "with interactive vehicle icons and virtual instrument displays," which we hope is more exciting than it sounds.

AddAuto 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 tease us, the AXP has listed five of those teams in today's pre-announcement announcement: AMP Motorworks, which converts Saturn Skys to all-electric drive; Commuter Cars, which makes the Tango; Optamotiv

2Meet the MAX: Homemade biodiesel-powered Lotus Seven replica

Generally speaking, purchasing an eco-friendly automobile is an expensive proposition. One way to reduce that cost is by going homemade. Such is the case with Jack McCormack from Kinetic Vehicles, who decided that he would love to have fun, practical, affordable and high-mileage two seater under $10 grand.

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