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2010-09-16 12:40:00

OAK PARK, MI, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - The advanced energy transportation universe turned its collective attention to Washington D.C. today for the final results of the 2010 Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE Competition. The intense multi-stage competition pitted some of the world's most fuel efficient vehicles against one another in a quest to win a share of the $10 million prize purse. At the final bell, it was Li-Ion Motor Corp's Wave II featuring Azure Dynamics'...

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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...

2010-09-01 23:45:00

AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- As a test of the efficiency of Goodyear's (NYSE: GT) breakthrough tires with Fuel Max Technology, a Bellingham, Wash., man has completed a border-to-border drive - from Canada to Mexico - on a single tank of gas. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050204/GTLOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050204/GTLOGO ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20010901/CL58911 ) (Photo:...

2010-08-04 08:13:00

PLYMOUTH, Mich., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- AVL North America announces today its advanced simulation platform contribution to Aptera Motors' electric vehicle concept, 'Aptera 2e,' an Alternative Class finalist in the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE competition. Since January 2009, AVL has contributed to the development of the battery electric vehicle through use of their vehicle system and driveline analysis tool, AVL CRUISE. Offering various simulation and optimization...

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...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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