Engineers Take Note: 250 MPG From a Mass-Production Car Will Get You $25 Million

Hey smart kids, stop fiddling with that meth-lab erector set, and start on a project that'll make you some real money. The foundation that paid out $10 million for a privately funded space flight announced it would pay $25 million to anyone who can build and sell 10,000 vehicles that get 250 mpg. Foundation officials say the market should determine the extent of the prize, thus the production requirement in the rules. The winner would also likely gain favor among investment-bank and venture capital firms, making the promise a win for office foozball table builders as well.

Auto Design Challenge: 250 MPG Equals $25 Million From the X Foundation [Edmunds]

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