In 2008, Justice saw the announcement of the Progressive Insurance X Prize—a $10 million prize aimed at seeing if it was even possible to build 100 mpg cars to road-legal safety specifications.
16 Sep 2010
Automotive X-Prize Award Ceremony Complete -- Winners Announced
111 teams from 11 nations began the Automotive X-Prize. From those 111, Fifteen vehicles from 13 teams continued on through the second week of Qualifying. After that, it was the Lucky 7.
The X PRIZE Foundation awarded $10 million to three teams who successfully completed the rigorous Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE. The winning teams—Edison2 of Lynchburg, Virginia; X-Tracer of Winterthur, Switzerland; and Li-ion Motors Corp. of Mooresville, North Carolina
The Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE was launched in 2008 to inspire a new generation of viable, safe and super fuel-efficient vehicles capable of achieving 100 miles per gallon or the energy equivalent (MPGe). After nearly 30 months of vehicle development, on-track testing at Michigan International Speedway which included dynamic safety testing by partner Consumer Reports, and laboratory verification at the Department of Energy’s Argonne National Labs, three teams have been chosen as winners as earned from their scores and the track event.