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We Drive The 207 MPGe Automotive X-Prize Runner-Up

In 2007, the Automotive X-Prize offered a $10 million purse for the development of a street-legal car capable of achieving 100 miles per gallon equivalent. As intended, the challenge spurred innovation and creative thinking, leading to some of the most interesting green concepts we've seen at Translogic.

AddQ&A with 'Ingenious' author Jason Fagone on the legacy of X Prize [w/video]

New book recounts MPG competition in fascinating detail

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 in real time, but the grueling three-year adventure has now been recounted in fascinating detail by author Jason Fagone in Ingenious, a new book on sale this month.

AddVIDEO: How to successfully drive the Monotracer E

MonoTracer E – Click above to watch video after the jump

AddX-Prize in-fighting goes public as Li-Ion Motors tries to back out of prize-sharing agreement

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 paper, just minutes before the final race to split the $2.5 million purse based on an agreed-upon formula. Now Li-ion is asserting that the agreement is void because all five teams remaining at that point did

AddLA Times writer tries to test drive Peraves E-Tracer. Drops it. [w/video]

Peraves E-Tracer – Click above to watch video after the jump

AddAfter winning Automotive X-Prize, Edison2 hints at next-gen projects

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

AddVideo: 16-year-old whiz builds 100-mpg hybrid with classmates

West Philly EVX GT - Click above to watch video after the jump

AddVideo: X-Prize foundation shows off RaceAbout electric vehicle

Electric RaceAbout – Click above to watch the video after the jump

AddAutomotive X Prize winner, Li-Ion Motors, splits $2.5M prize with losers

Li-Ion Motors Wave II – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddPeraves and AC Propulsion plan to bring E-Tracer to American market

Peraves E-Tracer – Click above for a high-res image gallery

AddAutomotive X Prize: Grueling competition led to mass exodus

EVX Focus– Click above for high-res image gallery

AddAutomotive 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 participants down to almost nothing, but they tenaciously competed for the title with the goal of winning always front and center. Setbacks along the way led to the early disappearance of several teams, bu

AddAutomotive 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

AddAutomotive X-Prize: Edison2 Very Light Car crowned as champion in Mainstream Class

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

AddThe Automotive X Prize: Results From The $10 Million Race To The Future

Conceived as a catalyst for change, the Progressive Automotive X Prize is an event engineers dream of and dreamers engineer to win. At stake is a share of a $10 million purse and the opportunity to impact the world. Announced in March 2008, the backers of the X Prize hoped their significant purse would speed the development of more efficient automotive transportation. How efficient? How about at least 100 mpg?

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