March 9, 2008 by yogi2raj
For a competition that still hasn’t officially launched, the Automotive X-Prize has certainly been doing a pretty good job of making itself known, and we’ve now got yet more details on it courtesy of the folks at CNET. First up, it seems that the X-Prize Foundation will finally get official with the competition “sometime next year,” although likely not before the New York Auto Show in the spring. Before that, however, the Foundation will be showing off some or all of the 43 contenders currently signed up at the Detroit Auto Show in January including, among others, Aptera’s 300 mile-per-gallon car pictured above. What’s more, given that the competition only seeks to find a car that gets 100 miles to the gallon, it would seem that Aptera would have a considerable advantage — assuming it can actually back up its claims, that is. Hit up the read link below for a peek at some of the other competitors.