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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 ...

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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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    Automotive 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
    At the official kick-off event for the Progressive Insurance Automotive X-Prize in Lansing, MI today, the same cars, most of the same people and the same "news" was delivered as we ...

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    T3 Motion introduces three-wheeled CT3 personal commuter, plans to enter Auto X Prize

    T3 Motion CT3 - Click above to enlarge
    T3 Motion, creators of the Segway-esque non-balancing T3 Series Electric Stand-up Vehicle for police and security use, has detailed its plans to launch an electric three-wheeled called the CT3. The new vehicle is the first machine from T3 that was ...

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    Automotive X-Prize recommends EPA adopt MGEe rating

    Click above to view high-res gallery of the 2011 Chevy Volt
    Now that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has an agreement with General Motors regarding how to measure the fuel mileage of the 2011 Chevy Volt, our attention turns to the EPA, which now has to decide what official mileage ...

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    Tata to enter two vehicles in Automotive X Prize

    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Tata Nano.Up until today, there were no major automobile manufacturers taking part in the Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize. That changes with Tata Motors signing a letter of intent to compete in both the Alternative and Mainstream classes. The ...

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    I'm sorry, Dave - more autonomy in the name of safety?

    "Open the pod bay doors, HAL." "I'm sorry, Dave, I can't do that." That type of belligerence might be coming to your car under the guise of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. Many cars can already be had with the necessary hardware like GPS navigation systems that help a vehicle determine its ...

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    Detroit 2008: Automotive X-Prize entries coming to Cobo

    The New York Auto Show in March will provide the official venue to launch the Automotive X-Prize contest, but all 43 entrants will be making an advanced appearance next month in Detroit at the North American International Auto show. The teams vying for the Auto X-Prize have to bring a combination ...

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    Bricklin shooting for the Automotive X-Prize: Will it have gull-wings?

    Click to enlarge the 1/4 scale model of the EXV-LSDepending on whether you bought a Subaru or a Yugo, Malcolm Bricklin is either the phoenix who keeps rising from the ashes or the roach you just can't seem to stamp out. Either way, he's back and this time his Visionary Vehicles has shifted from an ...

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    Automotive X-Prize announces 31 competitors for 100mpg challenge

    var digg_url = ''; Sibling-blog AB Green just posted a follow-up story about the Automotive X-Prize. As we reported a few months ago, the same people who put up a bounty to encourage private space ...

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    Team Velozzi shows Italian-inspired super EV for Automotive X-Prize

    click above image to view more images of Team Velozzi's entryWe've told you before about the Automotive X-Prize, the contest challenge looking for producible vehicles that are designed with environmental friendliness in mind. The purpose of the contest is "to inspire the development of commercially ...

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    Automotive X-Prize releases rules for 2009 race

    Sister-blog AB Green just posted this story about X-Prize. Remember X-Prize? They were the organization that put up a considerable sum of money to reward the first person to successfully go into outer space with their own spacecraft. After Burt Rutan won that first X-Prize with his SpaceShip 1, ...


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