Country:United States
Policy status:Ended
Date Effective:2008
Policy Type:Information and Education>Information provision
Policy Target:Transport>Passenger
Agency:US Department of Energy (DOE)

The Automotive X Prize (AXP) is an open competition with the goal of inspiring a new generation of super-efficient vehicles that dramatically reduce oil dependence and greenhouse gas emissions. The Department of Energy (DOE) has partnered with AXP to develop an educational outreach programme aimed at engaging students and the public in learning about advanced, energy-efficient vehicles. The Mainstream class has a prize of USD 5 million awarded to the fastest vehicle in its class. The Alternate class has 2 separate prizes of USD 2.5 million, one for the fastest vehicle with side-by-side seating and one for the fastest vehicle with tandem seating. DOE only funds the educational component of the X Prize.

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