Saturday, 22 May 2010


The X-Prize is a competition currently underway in the USA. Its goal is to inspire a new generation of viable, safe, affordable and super fuel efficient vehicles that people want to buy.

$10 million in prizes will be awarded in September 2010 to the teams that win a rigorous stage competition for clean, production-capable vehicles that exceed 100 MPG energy equivalent (MPGe). We are proud to announce that the on-track Competition Phase will be hosted at Michigan International Speedway.

40 teams, from 11 coutries, have entered, although some have already fallen by the wayside.

One team is Swiss, with electric versions of the Monotracer, the newer descendant of the Ecomobile, both built by Peraves.

Monotracer (note: automatically retracting/deploying stabilisers)

Monotracer site

Ecomobile (after the ad.)


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