Progressive Insurance Selects Michigan to Host $10M X-Prize Car Contest

January 13, 2010

The Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE has chosen the state of Michigan to host a multi-stage competition that aims to pit some of the world’s most fuel efficient vehicles against one another in a quest to win their share of a $10 million prize purse.

Progressive announced the selection announced at this week’s North American International Auto Show.

Fifty-one super efficient cars from 41 teams survived the rigorous design judging phase and now aim to ready their vehicles for the start of on-track performance events in the spring of 2010. The contest involves a partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corp. and the Michigan International Speedway.

The series of scored performance and evaluation events kicks off April 26, 2010 and continues through the end of August 2010. During this time, the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE will conduct several closed door competition stages aimed at evaluating the efficiency, safety and performance of each competition vehicle under real world conditions.

While in Michigan, the competition will open its doors at select dates to allow the public and the automotive world an opportunity to witness the competition stages as they unfold. Updates will be available online at throughout the competition stages.

Topics Auto Michigan

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