Posted by: Andrea | November 11, 2007

I’m a Contender, Baby!!!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

I’m so excited, I can hardly type. I got asked to be a member of a team for the upcoming automotive XPrize. It’s gonna be the cooolest thing ever. I’m a team member. I’m a contender. I’m in it to win it!!

We’re gonna build a freakin’ car. Isn’t that super cool!

Speed Wins. Every time.

Ok, back down to earth, but just momentarily so I can spit out some details. Let’s see. First things first, the X Prize is the ultimate contest to bring together great talent, maverick thinking and unbelievable moxie in an effort to change the way the world works. This X Prize is focused on the automobile industry and the goal is to design a car that is a) the fastest and b) gets 100 MPGe* in a package that real people will want to drive and can afford. It’s a tall challenge, but one that is desperately needed in light of the world’s oil crisis. (Yes, it’s a crisis when oil goes above $100 a barrel and we’re paying nearly $3/gal at the stations.)

I’m so excited to be a part of something to amazing. This is truly inpirational and worthy, in so many ways. And I am so honored to be chosen.

So, here we come. And just remember, speed wins.

The possibilities are endless.

*MPGe is Miles Per Gallon of Gasoline Energy Equivalent. It is based on the familiar MPG, but accounts for different types of fuel use while maintaining the calculation for energy efficiency.


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