Following in the wake of Eddie Alterman's ascendancy into the Editor-In-Chief position at Car and Driver, the online auto outlet known as Motive is indefinitely "on ice." In a release (after the jump) published on the website's "About" page, its staff explained the situation and vowed to keep its forum properties (VWVortex, Fourtitude, Swedespeed, MWerks, etc.) humming along with new content inspired by the Motive model.
Of the 60+ teams that have signed a letter of intent to participate in the Progressive Automotive X Prize, about 15 were on hand at the New York Auto Show. With only four cars on stage, it's easy to calculate that some teams arrived sans vehicle. The group from Motive Industries had just a little folded flyer to show what they've been working on for their entry vehicle. The basic idea for the as-yet-unnamed Motive vehicle is an electric car with an on-board ICE for range extension. The real chal