New Automotive Technology Companies Struggle for Recognition in DC

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Aptera’s application for $75 million from the DOE’s ATVM loan program has sparked a debate not only over whether or not to recognize a 3-wheeler (i.e., the Aptera 2e) as a automobile and hence qualified for funds under the DOE program, but also on the strategic question of how much the Federal programs should support more novel technology our of the automotive mainstream. Wall Street Journal.

9 Teams Advancing to Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE Validation Stage

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Aptera, Aptera 2e (San Diego, CA), Battery Electric. The $10 million prize purse will be presented at an Award Ceremony on September 16, in Washington, DC. Nine Finalist teams in the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE have made it through on-track testing at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) and now move into a Validation stage before prize money will be awarded this September.

Lotus and Harmon partner up to add sound to hybrids

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