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2010-07-21 11:28:00

BROOKLYN, Mich., July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Electric vehicle pioneer ZAP (OTC Bulletin Board: ZAAP) rolled through the knockout stage of the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE with its Alias automobile piloted by Al Unser Jr. and will move onto the finals which run through July 29, thanks in part to the latest generation of Firestone Firehawk ultra high performance tires. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100721/SF38508) (Photo:...

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...

2010-07-14 08:00:00

SEOUL, South Korea, July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Electric vehicle pioneer ZAP (OTC Bulletin Board: ZAAP) and Zhejiang Jonway Automobile Co. Ltd. delivered the first electric taxi produced through their China venture, ZAP Jonway, to Korean distribution partner Samyang Optics (Kospi: 008080.KSE). Several new ZAP electric vehicles will be on display at the automotive engineering technology expo EV KOREA July 14-16, 2010 at the Coex exhibition center in Seoul. (Photo:...

2010-07-08 08:00:00

SANTA ROSA, Calif. and ZHEJIANG, China, July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Agreement is US$29 Million in Cash for 51 Percent Commercial Agreement for 31.5 M Shares Valued at US$31.5M Debt-Free Jonway Boosts ZAP's Shareholder Value ISO 9000 Certified Modern Factory ZAP Jonway - a New International Automobile Company with Extensive EV Experience 141 Acres, 3.6 Million Sq. Feet Factory Opened in 2009, Capacity of 30,000 Vehicles per Year Jonway 2009: US$40 Million Annual Revenues; Jonway...

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...

2010-06-30 18:50:00

15 Vehicles from 12 Teams Continue in Pursuit of Ten Million Dollars in Prize Money for Super Fuel-Efficient Cars BROOKLYN, Mich., June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE, a $10 million competition to inspire a new generation of vehicles capable of achieving 100 MPGe (miles per gallon or its energy equivalent), concluded its Knockout Qualifying Stage. This second stage is part of a rigorous multi-stage and multi-month testing of viable and...

2010-06-16 11:00:00

PLAYA VISTA, Calif., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- EDV Technologies from Dos Pueblos High School in Goleta, CA, has been named the Grand Prize winner of the DASH+ student contest. More than 10,000 online votes representing all 50 states were combined with scores from an independent panel of expert judges to determine which semi-finalist team would travel to Detroit this summer to pitch their dashboard of the future to automotive industry representatives. To view the multimedia assets...

2010-05-27 12:16:00

FREE EVENT SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, MAY 29 ST. LOUIS, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Saint Louis Science Center will host a free, open to the public, community science day this Saturday, May 29 to give visitors a unique experience exploring vehicle technologies and energy efficiency. The event will feature interactive presentations, an "Under the Hood" activity cart with hands-on energy experiments, and an opportunity to view a vehicle from the Progressive Insurance Automotive X...

2010-05-05 08:12:00

SANTA ROSA, Calif., May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Racing legend Al Unser Jr. will be behind the wheel as the ZAP Alias team competes in the Progressive Insurance Automotive X-PRIZE. Unser has agreed to drive the Alias electric car from industry pioneer ZAP (OTC Bulletin Board: ZAAP) for the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE (PIAXP), a competition for $10 million in prizes set up to foster the development of clean, production-capable vehicles that exceed 100 miles per gallon or...

2010-05-03 13:45:00

PLAYA VISTA, Calif., May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- After months of planning, designing and collaborating, three teams of students from Santa Barbara, CA, San Jose, CA, and Dearborn, MI have been named semi-finalists in the DASH+ high school student contest that challenges students to use their science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills and their creativity to design an eco-friendly automotive dashboard of the future. An independent panel of expert judges chose the three...


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