A $10M COMPETITION TO INSPIRE
A NEW GENERATION OF SUPER
The Progressive Insurance Automotive XPRIZE challenged competitors to build safe, affordable, production-capable, super- fuel-efficient cars with the ultimate goal of offering consumers more choice in fuel-efficient travel. Awarded in September 2010, three teams shared the purse, and the competition generated a new consumer metric for measuring fuel efficiency, MPGe. It also inspired a group of high-risk teens to get involved and almost make it to the finals, proving that a big idea can come from anyone, anywhere.Learn more about the competition
The $10 million Progressive Insurance Automotive XPRIZE, the competition to create fuel-efficient vehicles that ended last week with three winners, would have appeared to favor all the technology and finesse that goes with electric vehicles.
Three teams split $10 million in prize money winning the Progressive Automotive XPRIZE for building test vehicles that can get more than 100 miles per gallon.
Edison2, Li-ion and X-Tracer are big winners in fuel-efficiency contest, thanks to lightweight materials and aerodynamic design a four-seat car that gets 102 miles per gallon is the top winner in a $10 million contest designed to encourage the development of ultra-efficient automobiles.