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Old 04-29-2010, 01:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Automotive X PRIZE Competition today !!!

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The Automotive X PRIZE is going on now at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) in Brooklyn, MI.

The Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE, a multi-million dollar competition designed to inspire a new generation of viable, production-capable, and super fuel-efficient vehicles that exceed 100 MPGe (miles per gallon or its energy equivalent).

Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE Teams Arrive at Michigan International Speedway for Start of On-Track Testing | Progressive Automotive X PRIZE

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Old 04-29-2010, 09:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yea! It is cool that this is finally underway. Some are ragtag shade tree guys (Illuminati), and some are (relatively) well financed (Edison2 and Aptera).

Almost all had glitches of one sort or another today. Which is not too surprising, though Aptera was knocking down cones in the accident avoidance test -- 40 tries to get it right, finally... Something is not quite right? FVT should have just arrived today, hopefully.
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Old 04-30-2010, 05:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Anyone nice and close to that?

It would be fantastic to get a couple of Ecomodder Field Reporters out there with some web cams and still cameras and report back through the forum.

Two weeks ago, I was at an EV Recharging Station grand opening, and there were NO TV crews there. I think my little video camera was the only coverage of it. (And I STILL have to edit the video!)

The X-Prize is a big deal, the more coverage we can get on it, the better!
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Old 05-01-2010, 06:52 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Consumer Reports is our best reporter:



And there are lots of threads on the Aptera Forum:

http://www.apteraforum.com/showthread.php?t=4289

http://www.apteraforum.com/showthread.php?t=4300

http://www.apteraforum.com/showthread.php?t=4301

http://www.apteraforum.com/showthread.php?t=4296
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Guess which X-Prize car was the fastest through the accident avoidance test?


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