Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE Concludes Knockout Qualifying Stage; 15 Vehicles from 12 Teams Continue On

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The Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE, a $10-million competition to inspire a new generation of vehicles capable of achieving 100 MPGe (miles per gallon or its energy equivalent), concluded its Knockout Qualifying Stage. For range, vehicles had to reach a minimum of 134 miles for Mainstream class entries (200 miles range required at the Finals Stage) and 67 miles for the Alternative class (100 miles range required at the Finals Stage).

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Scion iQ EV arrives in US for campus and urban car-sharing programs

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The iQ EV is a battery-electric four-seater city commuter car designed for car-sharing programs, in urban and campus environments; Toyota is targeting around 90 units for these applications. In ideal stop-and-go driving conditions, the 12 kWh Li-ion battery provides an estimated range of up to 50 miles on a full charge. Toyota believes battery-electric vehicles have the potential to play a role in future mobility strategies. Electric (Battery) Plug-ins

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