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

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The Progressive Automotive X-Prize has been underway for some time now but finally, the hyper-efficient rubber is meeting the race track. The twenty-eight remaining teams spent the weekend making their way to Michigan where they will begin the week-long "Shakedown Stage." There, the entrants will undergo a safety inspection and "on-track dynamic safety evaluations" that include, among other things, braking speed, lane changing ability and acceleration. The tests are only meant to prepare the veh

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Electric RaceAbout – Click above for high-res image gallery

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EVI Wave2 Progressive Automotive X-Prize contender - Click above for high-res image gallery

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EVI Wave2 Progressive Automotive X-Prize contender - Click above for a high-res image gallery

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Click above for a high-res image gallery of Lightning Hybrids LH4 renderings

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There's nothing wrong with tooting your own horn from time to time, just so long as you happen to be deserving of praise. Such is the case with the Progressive Automotive X Prize, which says that it's managed to score more than a billion impressions (combined between web, print, radio and television) from the media for the 2008 calendar year. Expect plenty more coverage over the next year-and-a-half, with a good deal of it coming from Consumer Reports. We'll forgive them (this time) for neglecti

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If you're a fan of watching engineering challenges being tackled and new companies springing to life then perhaps Revolution Motors and their Dagne might be of interest to you. Echoing the open-to-the-public development route that we've seen, at least to some extent, with the Tesla Roadster and the Chevy Volt, the fledgling company has released a video of their three-wheeled leaning, joystick-controlled prototype making its exit from their cavernous garage onto the waiting streets. Actually, the

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