AMP Advances to Knockout Stage of XPrize competition

Posted By on May 23, 2010

Local Cincinnati (Blue Ash), Ohio company advancing to next level of competition for Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize competition.

The AMP electric racer has advanced to the “Knockout” Qualifying Stage of the intense multi-stage Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE competition. The competition will pit some of the world’s most fuel efficient vehicles against one another in a quest to win their share of a $10 million prize.

The 100% Electric AMP Passes Shakedown Stage at MIS

AMP advanced to the Knockout Qualifying Stage by passing the on-track performance Shakedown tests conducted at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) in late April. Tests included: 0 to 60 acceleration, braking, durability, as well as a collision avoidance safety test.

Steve Burns, CEO of AMP, stated, “We were pleased that Consumer Reports participated in the qualification of these vehicles during the Shakedown Stage – such intense scrutiny can only serve to further validate these vehicles as safe, reliable and highway capable.”

When the competition started in February 2009, 111 teams from 11 countries applied for entry. In order to advance, teams first qualified by passing a design review and the scrutiny of the X PRIZE judging panel, which includes some of the country’s leading engineers. With the Shakedown Stage complete, AMP is one of 22 teams to advance to the Knockout Qualifying Stage of the competition.

Mr. Burns continued, “Our 100% electric conversions of both the well-engineered GM Saturn Sky and the full-size 2010 GM Chevy Equinox are exactly what consumers are wanting to buy – viable super-efficient vehicles that are ideal for everyday use.”

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