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2010-09-16 13:09:48

Three winners have been announced in Progressive Insurance's $10 million Automotive X Prize, which is a contest that encourages the development of highly efficient, production-ready vehicles. Edison2's "Very Light Car No. 98" won for its innovative use of lightweight materials, its superior aerodynamics and its very low production cost.  Oliver Kuttner, the founder of Edison2, said his target price tag for the vehicle, which gets 102 miles per gallon, is at $20,000. The "Very Light Car...

2010-09-16 11:35:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks at the Progressive Automotive X PRIZE Awards Ceremony this morning at the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. The X PRIZE is awarded to the first team to build a car that gets at least 100 MPG equivalent in real world driving, is safe, and offers consumers more efficient vehicle choices. Below are the Speaker's remarks as prepared for delivery. "Throughout our nation's history, our progress has been...

2010-09-16 11:00:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The X PRIZE Foundation, an educational nonprofit prize organization, and Progressive Insurance, the country's fourth largest auto insurance group, today, at the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., awarded $10 million to three teams who successfully completed the rigorous Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE. The winning teams -- Edison2 of Lynchburg, Virginia; X-Tracer of Winterthur, Switzerland; and Li-ion Motors Corp. of Mooresville, North...

2010-09-16 06:00:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alias electric car from ZAP Jonway (OTC Bulletin Board: ZAAP) will be participating in two events in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, September 16, 2010. From 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM, the Alias will be featured as a finalist in the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE Awards Ceremony at the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. From 2:15 to 2:45 PM the Alias will be presented to U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu. (Logo:...

2010-09-13 07:45:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WHO/WHAT: Progressive Insurance, the country's fourth largest auto insurance group, and The X PRIZE Foundation, an educational nonprofit prize organization, will announce the winners of the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE at a special awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. Up to $10 million will be awarded to as many as three teams that proved their entry vehicle could meet the competition's strictest requirements, including the...

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2010-07-30 05:35:00

The X Prize Foundation announced its newest competition Thursday: a $1.4 million oil clean-up challenge to find better ways to address environmental disasters. The foundation, best known for launching the private spaceflight industry, announced the competition during a press conference in Washington DC. The challenge is "a $1.4 Million competition designed to inspire a new generation of innovative solutions that will speed the pace of cleaning up seawater surface oil resulting from spillage...

2010-07-27 16:53:00

BLUE ASH, Ohio, July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AMP Holding Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: AMPD), a company engaged in the emission-free electrification of OEM vehicles, announced today the 100% electric GM Sky achieved 100 miles per gallon equivalent (mpge) highway in the Progressive Automotive X Prize finals. One of eight finalists in its category, the AMP'd entry was the only commercially-produced, non-concept vehicle in the finals to achieve this certification. The AMP'd electric Sky is...

2010-07-27 07:35:00

Nine Vehicles from Seven Teams Continue in their Pursuit of a Multimillion Dollar Prize for Super Fuel-Efficient Cars BROOKLYN, Mich., July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE, a $10 million competition to inspire a new generation of super fuel efficient vehicles, announced today the Finalist teams who have survived all on-track testing at Michigan International Speedway (MIS), and who now move into a Validation stage before prize money will be...

2010-07-19 09:17:00

DETROIT, July 19 /PRNewswire/ -- As winners of DASH+, the high school contest that challenged students across the country to design an eco-friendly dashboard of the future, a team of three students and their mentor will begin a three-day Grand Prize VIP experience in Detroit today. DASH+ is part of the education program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy for the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE -- the competition to inspire a new generation of viable, super-efficient...

2010-07-01 07:00:00

BLUE ASH, Ohio, July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AMP Holding Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: AMPD), a company engaged in the all-electric, emission-free conversion of GM vehicles, announced today that the AMP electric car has advanced to the finals of the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE worldwide competition after passing the most recent "knockout" qualifying stage. After beginning with a field of 111 teams from 11 countries who applied for entry, AMP is among a select group of only...


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