Over the past few months I have been thinking about the different types of vehicles that are arriving on the markets, and how it is changing the conventional Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) that uses Gasoline. Just within the past 10 years we have seen the expansive growth of Hybrid Vehicles, including cars like the Toyota Prius, and the Honda Insight. Within the last year we have seen the introduction of all battery electric vehicles, vehicles from TESLA Motors and the Nissan Leaf. We have also seen a cross between Hybrid vehicles and battery vehicles which is a plug in hybrid (PHEV). Additionally we have also seen an push from automakers like Ford, GM, Hyundai and others, to manufacture Hydrogen Vehicles.
The Automotive X-Prize is designed to get engineers thinking outside the box in terms of fuel economy. The goal is to develop a "commercially viable" vehicle that will get at least 100 mpg. - AutoBlog.comThe winner of a Race will receive a 10 million dollar prize. As of today there is 7 vehicles left for the final race between all vehicles. Updates about the Progressive Automotive X-Prize can be found from their website: http://www.progressiveautoxprize.org/