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Automotive X Prize

  • 2011 Chevrolet Volt test drive, Michigan, October 2010

    We took a look a few weeks ago at the five electric cars we reckoned you should do your best to see at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. Our list included the 2011 Nissan Leaf, 2011 Chevrolet Volt, 2011 Coda Sedan, the 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV and the 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV. Our opinion hasn't changed - these are still probably the most important EVs at the show as they're cars that will make up the bulk of EV sales over the next few years. However, there are other electric stars at the show too, so here's a full, alphabetical run-down of all the EVs at this year's L.A. show. 2011 Chevrolet Volt You...

  • Li-Ion Motors Wave II, Progressive Automotive X-Prize winner.
    Good Sports: How The Auto X-Prize Became A Lesson In Sharing

    As your mother probably told you, it’s polite to share. But while we’ve all probably shared candy, the occasional pretzel and perhaps even a car into work, how many of you would share a $2.5 million prize fund with the people you just beat? That’s exactly what has happened with...

  • Electric RaceAbout EV
    Video: Auto X Prize Finalist RaceAbout EV In Detail

    As the only vehicle in the final group of contenders for the Automotive X Prize 100 mpg challenge that actually looks like a typical car--four wheels, a full body, normal side-opening doors--the Electric RaceAbout EV should hold a special place in the history books despite not taking one of the...

  • Peraves E-Tracer, winner of Progressive Automotive X-Prize. Photo: Stefano Paris.
    Auto X-Prize Winners Finalize Plans To Bring Unique 2-Wheeler To Market

    Let’s face it. We haven’t been particularly nice about the Automotive X-Prize. While the multi-million dollar competition was originally designed to seek out new engineering talent and encourage automakers to go green, the event became a holding pen for the misfits of the automotive...

  • Edison2 Very Light Car, Progressive Automotive X-Prize winner.
    100-MPG Auto X-Prize Mainstream Winner: Would You Drive This?

    After many months of testing, qualifying, and mechanical challenges--not to mention reams of press releases--today the Progressive Automotive X-Prize announced the winners of its three categories, who will split $10 million in prize money. Both winners in the "alternative" classes for two-passenger...

  • Li-Ion Motors Wave II, Progressive Automotive X-Prize winner.
    BREAKING: Aptera Loses Automotive X-Prize, Li-Ion Motors Triumphant

    For the past few years, small and medium-sized automakers have looked towards the prestige of winning the Progressive Insurance Auto-X Prize. for the X-Prize. Initially set up as a way of encouraging innovation and inspiring the next generation of fuel efficient vehicles, the Automotive X-Prize has...

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