Monthly Archives: July 2010

Team X-Tracer celebrates and Prep for Coastdown

The X-Tracer team had a mini celebration and BBQ at their motel on Saturday with some X PRIZE media staff after it was clear the E-Tracers were the only vehicles left in the Alternative Tandem division.  You can read about … Continue reading

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Monday’s X PRIZE Dynamic Testing

Monday was Dynamic Testing Day and we smoothly executed the 0-60 mph acceleration and 60-0 emergency braking tests as well as the 45 mph double lane change tests.  Felix in E-Tracer #72 needed two attemps on the braking because he … Continue reading

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Friday’s X PRIZE Finals Stage Range Event

Both E-tracers completed the 100 mile Range Event.  The AC Propulsion powered E-Tracer #79 ran in the afternoon and had to do 1 additional penalty lap (as all the other vehicles in the same run) due to cabin temperatures above … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Finals Stage 90mi Efficiency Test

Today we competed in the third part of the X PRIZE Finals efficiency test, the 90 mile highway portion.  All went well and I stuck to the minimum trace speed staying behind 5-times-Le-Mans-winner Emanuele Pirro in his Edison2 Very Light … Continue reading

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The Automotive X PRIZE competition continues…

The X-Tracer Team arrived on Friday, July 16th for the Finals Stage.  We picked up both E-Tracers on Saturday at National Cycle.  On Sunday we drove to Michigan International Speedway (MIS) and checked in.  Vehicle technical inspections were held Monday … Continue reading

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Automobil Revue reports on X PRIZE Knockdown stage

Editor Rainer Klose spent a few days in Michigan during the June X PRIZE Knockdown stage and published a great spread in Automobil Revue magazine.  I hope you’re fluent in German! AR-Xprize-Knockout1 (page 29) AR-Xprize-Knockout2 (page 30 & 31) [Source:  Automobil … Continue reading

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Vote for the MOST INNOVATIVE X PRIZE Vehicle

Our two E-Tracers are now in the X PRIZE finals! There is another online election available to vote for the MOST INNOVATIVE of the participating vehicles:  http://www.progressiveautoxprize.org/fan-favorites You can do our team a very big favor (again) if you vote … Continue reading

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