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ElMotoMike
18 September 2010, 1014
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By RONALD AHRENS
Published in The New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/19/automobiles/19PRIZE.html?_r=1) on Sept 17, 2010

THE $10 million Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize, 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.

But Oliver Kuttner succeeded by using the same nitty-gritty approach that once led him to rebuild a Corvette engine in his college dorm room.

Read more HERE (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/19/automobiles/19PRIZE.html?_r=1)

electrician
19 September 2010, 0933
Too bad the Alias or Aptera didn't win. Those were the cars I was rooting for. They both see like they could really be production cars. The three winners, IMHO, will never be viable to consumers.