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2010-04-29 07:30:00

SANTA ROSA, Calif., April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Electric transportation pioneer ZAP (OTC Bulletin Board: ZAAP) has contracted Zhejiang Jonway Automobile Co. Ltd. to be the manufacturing partner for its futuristic Alias electric sports car in China. ZAP and Jonway have agreed to accelerate volume production manufacturing plans following successful debut of a pre-production Alias at the Jonway exhibit at the Beijing Motor Show last week. ZAP is targeting the electric vehicle market...

2010-04-27 07:30:00

LANSING, Mich., April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Alias, a prototype electric sports car from ZAP (OTC Bulletin Board: ZAAP), has qualified for the Shakedown stage of the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE (PIAXP) competition for 100 MPG equivalent and above cars now underway at Michigan International Speedway (MIS). The innovative all-electric ZAP Alias will appear this Thursday, April 29th, during kick-off ceremonies for the PIAXP at the Michigan state capitol in Lansing....

2010-04-26 08:02:00

Vehicles From Around the Globe Begin Performance Testing Today in Pursuit of the Multimillion Dollar Cash Prize for Super Fuel Efficient Cars **Celebratory Kickoff Event Planned at Michigan State Capitol on Thursday, April 29** BROOKLYN, Mich., April 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, 28 teams, representing 36 super fuel efficient vehicles from across the globe will begin arriving at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) in Brooklyn, MI to officially start on-track performance testing...

2010-04-20 05:04:00

BEIJING, April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ZAP (OTC Bulletin Board: ZAAP), a U.S. electric vehicle pioneer, is hosting a press conference on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 2 PM to introduce its design and engineering expertise to the Chinese media as well as outline production plans to bring all-electric vehicles to the Chinese market. ZAP will exhibit two EVs at the Beijing Motor Show, the ZAP Taxi targeting fleets and the innovative Alias prototype sports car. (Logo:...

2010-04-14 05:30:00

PENDLETON, Ind., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Remy International, Inc. joined Aptera Motors for a press conference in Carlsbad, California where Remy was announced as the electric motor supplier for the Aptera 2e. Remy will supply HVH250((TM)) electric motors for the new Aptera 2e all-electric vehicle. Remy is already supplying a High Voltage Hairpin (HVH((TM))) electric motor for Aptera's entry in the Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize, where the 2e has successfully reached...

2010-03-30 07:30:00

SEOUL, Korea, March 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The first-ever Korea Electric Vehicle Challenge took place this weekend outside Seoul with electric car pioneer ZAP (OTC Bulletin Board: ZAAP) and distribution partner in Korea Samyang Optics (008080.KS) entering two vehicles under development, the Alias electric car and Jonway A380 electric SUV. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100330/SF78537) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070130/SFTU060LOGO) This was...

2010-03-02 09:00:00

Company to Implement a Signature Data Acquisition System to Transmit Feedback on the Performance of Competition Vehicles in Real Time. PLAYA VISTA, Calif., March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The X PRIZE Foundation today announced details of a unique partnership with Illinois-based MOREY Corporation to benefit the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE, a $10 million competition designed to inspire a new generation of viable, safe and super fuel-efficient vehicles. MOREY, an...

2010-01-12 12:20:00

$10 Million Competition for Super Fuel Efficient Vehicles Announces Partnership with Michigan Economic Development Corporation to Host Multi-Stage On-Track Challenges DETROIT, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE has chosen the state of Michigan to host an intense multi-stage competition that aims to pit some of the world's most fuel efficient vehicles against one another in a quest to win their share of a $10 million prize purse. Fifty-one...

2009-11-02 17:38:00

Public-Private Partnership Intended to Educate and Engage Public in Advanced Vehicle Technologies, Energy Efficiency, Climate Change, Alternative Fuels, and the Science and Math Behind Efficient Vehicle Development PLAYA VISTA, Calif., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The X PRIZE Foundation, a world leader in conducting incentivized competitions to stimulate innovation, today announced it will receive up to $5.5 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, on behalf...

2009-10-19 10:49:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE, a multimillion dollar competition to inspire a new generation of viable, super fuel-efficient vehicles, today announced the 43 teams-- representing 18 states, 10 countries and 6 fuel types, that have passed the competition's Design Judging phase and will move into the most exciting phase of the competition - performance and safety testing - putting them one step closer to their share of the $10 million prize...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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