It was something of a photo finish, but the winners of the Automotive X-Prize are in. Taking top honors: Edison2’s “Very Light Car No. 98,” a single-cylinder gas/ethanol burning four-seater that gets 102 miles per gallon of fuel. Edison2 took home half of the $10 million prize while two other teams split the other half.
Another contender for the $10 million Progressive Automotive X-Prize has roared onto the scene, in the form of a modified Campagna Motors T-Rex. OptaMotive's electric version of the three-wheeled car has a range of more than 100 miles and three times the efficiency of Toyota's Prius hybrid, according to Wired'sAutopia.
Hybrid and even all-electric sports cars have become the rage as of late, but how many of them can recharge their lithium-ion battery in as little time as a pit stop at the gas station? Meet Finland's electric RaceAbout, an all-electric sports car that has its sights set on the $10 million Progressive Automotive X-Prize, according to Inhabitat.