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San Dimas firm helped Swiss firm win X Prize

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The Swiss builders of a high-speed, high-tech electric vehicle today pocketed a $2.5 million share of the X Prize. That’s the annual award given to innovative “green” vehicle design. The Swiss entry got a charge from a San Dimas company that makes high-tech batteries.

The X Prize winner in the “alternative tandem” class is the E-Tracer – an odd little bubble vehicle designed by a former SwissAir pilot. The two-seater looks like a bumblebee motorcycle.

The electric-powered E-Tracer also gets the energy equivalent of 187 miles to the gallon thanks to a drive system built by AC Propulsion. The San Dimas firm wants to work out a deal with the Swiss designer to build 100 E-Tracers to sell in the U.S. next year.

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Written by M:)

September 27, 2010 at 11:22 am

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