Automotive X-Prize: finalists announced, X-Tracer now last team standing in Tandem class

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Automotive X-Prize Knockout Stage - Click above for high-res image gallery

Ladies and gentlemen, meet your finalists for the Automotive X-Prize:

Mainstream Class
  • Edison2, Very Light Car (team name, car name)
Alternative Class - Tandem
  • X-Tracer, E-Tracer
Alternative Class - Side-by-Side
  • Aptera, Aptera 2e
  • Li-ion Motors, Wave II
  • RaceAbout Association, RaceAbout
  • TW4XP, TW4XP
  • ZAP, Alias
These are the cars that have passed all the on-track testing at the Michigan International Speedway this summer and those that will now move into the Validation Stage at the Argonne National Lab next month. As you can see, X-Tracer has joined Edison2 as a team with no one but themselves to beat, which means that these two teams are just a few in-lab tests and one more road event away from earning the $2.5 million or $5 million prize money, respectively, on September 16 in Washington, D.C. For the other teams, results from the lab tests, as well as the standings from today's combined performance and efficiency event, which will be used as a tiebreaker, will determine the winners. For teams fighting against themselves, all that's required to win now is to meet the X-Prize's minimum targets. For detailed team standings and vehicle performance details, click here and there's more information after the jump.

[Source: Automotive X-Prize]

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