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2009-08-06 11:00:00

Automotive Experts Will Lead Judging Process in Multimillion Dollar Competition for Super Fuel Efficient Vehicles PLAYA VISTA, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE, a multimillion dollar competition to inspire a new generation of viable, super fuel-efficient vehicles, today announced the hire of six new team members who will lead technical operations for the competition. All six new hires will serve on the technical inspection and design...

2009-06-30 08:00:00

ELECTRIC 3-WHEELED CT3 AIMED AT COMMUTER VEHICLE MARKET COSTA MESA, Calif., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- T3 Motion, Inc., has proudly unveiled their latest electric vehicle, the "CT3." The stylish CT3 is based on T3 Motion, Inc.'s LSV/NEV, the CT Micro Car. The CT3 is the latest electric vehicle designed, developed, and manufactured by California-based T3 Motion, Inc. With over 3,000 field hot swap-able Lithium-Polymer batteries and 1,200 electric vehicles in the service since 2006, T3 Motion,...

2009-06-01 12:01:00

Cahill brings a wealth of experience in the automotive and energy sectors to the multimillion dollar competition for super fuel efficient vehicles PLAYA VISTA, Calif., June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE, a multimillion dollar competition to inspire a new generation of viable, super fuel-efficient vehicles, today announced the hire of Eric Cahill as senior director. Cahill will report to Cristin Lindsay, vice president of Prize Operations. In...

2009-06-01 10:11:00

Bright Automotive Anxious to Help America Achieve President's Goal of One Million Plug-In Hybrid Cars on the Road by 2015 ANDERSON, Ind., June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bright Automotive today announced it has applied for $35 million in government grants in support of the President's goal to put one million plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) on the road by 2015. These grants will allow Bright Automotive (www.brightautomotive.com) to accelerate the production of its 100+MPG PHEV, the...

2009-05-19 12:31:00

PLAYA VISTA, Calif., May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE, a competition designed to inspire a new generation of viable, super fuel efficient vehicles, praised President Obama's plan to accelerate new fuel economy and emissions standards passed by Congress at the end of 2007. The plan will set a single new national efficiency standard that requires passenger cars and light trucks to get an overall average of 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016, four...

2009-04-21 09:00:00

Revolutionary IDEA Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle Will Save Businesses Thousands of Dollars Annually on Fuel, Cut C02 Emissions & Create American Jobs WASHINGTON, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- At an event in Washington DC today, Bright Automotive unveiled the world's first purpose-built 100 MPG vehicle aimed at commercial and government fleets. Named the IDEA, the multi-use vehicle falls into the light truck classification. The company announced it plans to produce 50,000 vehicles annually...

2009-04-07 12:12:00

PLAYA VISTA, Calif., April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE, a multimillion dollar competition designed to inspire a new generation of viable, super fuel-efficient vehicles, today announced its official list of 111 Registered Teams. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://news.prnewswire.com/viewrelease.aspx?STORY=MTY= Having passed this first wave of judging, these teams now move one step closer to competing for their...

2009-04-06 11:40:00

Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle Being Built from Ground-Up by Team of Auto Industry Veterans; Concept Will Be Shown on April 21 ANDERSON, Ind., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Bright Automotive, Inc. announced today that its first vehicle - a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) that will achieve 100 mpg for an average customer - will be called the IDEA. A concept version of the IDEA will be shown to the public for the first time on April 21, 2009 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. "We named...

2008-07-10 12:00:48

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters announced today that the FAA has selected the X PRIZE Foundation to develop a strategy to create monetary incentives for developing renewable aviation fuels and technologies to stem the effect of pollutants from air travel. "The race to refuel American aviation is on and our hope is that the X PRIZE will jump-start investment and spur innovation," said Secretary Peters. "It will be a competition that everyone wins, because a breakthrough in...


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