Friday, February 06, 2009

Automotive X PRIZE Roundup - February 6, 2009 Will Excite Students About Energy Efficiency - X PRIZE Foundation -

Today, the X PRIZE Foundation, The United States Department of Energy and Discovery Education launched the first phase of an online knowledge center to ignite imaginations and fuel student curiosity in the areas of science and math. The website,, was inspired by the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE, the goal of which is to inspire a new generation of viable, super fuel-efficient vehicles that offer more consumer choices.

Progressive Automotive X PRIZE and DOE Launch - Automotive X PRIZE blog -

In addition to the educational content available today at launch, will evolve with updates throughout the life of the Progressive Automotive X PRIZE. And viewers can look forward to following the race series by means of a real-time, telemetry-based online experience. is the first of three components of the DOE-funded Education Program. Later we will be launching a national high school student contest, and organizing educational events in host cities of the Progressive Automotive X PRIZE race series.

Automotive X-Prize Draws 25 Teams So Far - Wired (link from X PRIZE Foundation) - There are lots of pictures in this one, and overviews of the officially registered teams.

Automotive X Prize News: Feb 3rd, 2009 - X PRIZE Cars

XPC Talk at BIL in Long Beach - X PRIZE Cars -

I'll be giving an X Prize Cars talk at BIL, in Long Beach, sometime on Saturday or Sunday (Feb 7th & 8th). BIL is the sister unconference to TED. It should be an excellent adventure!

ZAP Alias Electric Car to Compete for the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE - MSN Money (press release) - link from X PRIZE Foundation

Avion Posts Exhibition Challenge - Automotive X PRIZE blog - One of the teams dares the rest to have a competition before the official race. Practice makes perfect.