The X-Prize Farce [Exclusive]

The article points out that the competition was not as successful at producing an economically feasible vehicle, or at starting a company, but I think the value the competition provided stretched a little beyond that.

via Jalopnik by Rex Roy on 6/14/11

The $10 million Automotive X-Prize was billed as a “Revolution Through Competition,” which backers said would promote real-world-capable 100 miles per gallon vehicles that are “safe, affordable and desirable.” The reality is it’s a complete farce.

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