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Li-Ion Wave, Inizio and Automotive X-Prize trophy – Click above for high-res images

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

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

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

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

Automotive X-Prize vehicles line up in the Knockout Stage – Click above for high-res image gallery

Automotive X-Prize vehicles line up in the Knockout Stage – Click above for high-res image gallery

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

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

We've all written an apology letter at some point, right? These simple little notes declare that we've done something wrong and we're trying to make it right. In the Barret Lyon's case, discovering an apology letter with his name attached to it was quite shocking. Why, was he shocked? Well first of all, Lyon doesn't feel he's done anything wrong and, second, he claims he didn't even write the letter. He says it's a forgery.