Progressive Automotive X Prize Mustang Claims 400 HP, 110 MPG; We Claim…

Doug Pelmear is claiming his '87 Stang is good for 400 HP and a 3 second 0-60 MPH time, all while returning a 110 MPGe figure. MPGe? Yeah, that's miles per gallon equivalent; because he's using E85 ethanol, that figure might be about 80 real miles per gasoline gallon. So, is Doug one of those garage tinkerers who… » 7/07/08 4:20pm 7/07/08 4:20pm

Hybrid Technologies Building 220mpg Supercar That's Faster Than ZR1

Hybrid Technologies, makers of electric Minis and the Mullen Motor GT, are working on a lithium-ion/gas plug-in hybrid not only capable of achieving 220mpg, but horsepower numbers that promise to eclipse those of the 638bhp Corvette ZR1. Speaking to Popular Mechanics, product development engineer Ron Cerven revealed… » 5/28/08 4:40pm 5/28/08 4:40pm

100 MPG Or Bust: Motive Industries Release Renderings Of Their X PRIZE…

At the Automotive X PRIZE debut party at the NY Auto Show there were a few interesting prototypes of cars their makers believed could meet the Auto X PRIZE requirements of making a marketable vehicle that gets 100 miles per gallon of dinojuice. The folks from Motive Industries were around to talk-up their proposed… » 4/29/08 5:00pm 4/29/08 5:00pm

Progressive Automotive X Prize Officially Announced

Today in the Javits Center during the 2008 New York Auto Show, X Prize Foundation President Dr. Peter Diamandis, along with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, announced Progressive will be the corporate sponsor of the long stewing Automotive X prize. The Progressive Automotive X Prize will award $10 million to the… » 3/20/08 3:45pm 3/20/08 3:45pm

Automotive X Prize Showcase Coming To Detroit Auto Show

We previously mentioned that the good folks at the X PRIZE foundation would be bringing X PRIZE entrants to Detroit, and now we've got a full list of all the cars that will be vying for the $10 million prize. For those not in the know, the X-PRIZE will be awarded to the company that can build and market a 100 MPG… » 1/08/08 11:15am 1/08/08 11:15am