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Hear from the Automotive X PRIZE Winners

Posted by Brittany Ritchey on 9/16/2010 at 1:00 PM

The Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE, a competition to drive more choices in safe, affordable and super fuel-efficient vehicles, started with 111 teams and 136 vehicles. Today, we’re celebrating the three teams who won in their respective classes: Li-Ion Motors Corp, X-Tracer Team Switzerland, and Edison 2.

To hear from them and see their 100 MPGe vehicles, watch these videos:

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Are You a Fuel Efficient Driver?

Posted by Brittany Ritchey on 6/16/2010 at 12:30 PM

This September, the world’s most promising super fuel efficient vehicles will be revealed through the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE competition.

Our Automotive X PRIZE competition moves into the Knockout Stage today, and the 22 remaining teams will need their vehicles to meet or exceed a 67 MPGe fuel efficiency target, plus specific emissions and range standards, in order to qualify for the last stage.

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Automotive X PRIZE: Competition Revs Up—Check Out Teams & Vehicles in the Running

Posted by Brittany Ritchey on 4/30/2010 at 9:30 AM

This fall, the world’s most promising super fuel-efficient vehicles will be revealed when the winners of the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE are announced.

The last leg of the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE starts this week at the Michigan International Speedway, and at Progressive, we’re all pretty excited because this means we’re getting closer to seeing vehicles that exceed 100 MPGe in the automotive market.

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Together, We Can Make a Difference—on Earth Day and Every Day

Posted by Brittany Ritchey on 4/22/2010 at 8:00 AM

Blog author Wanda Shippy, Social Responsibility Manager at Progressive, recycles at home and at work, turns off lights whenever she’s not in the room, and volunteers at local events.

Happy Earth Day!

What a great time to talk about the many things we all do to make a difference in the world around us — or as we often refer to it, “social responsibility.”

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Meals on Wheels It’s Not, but Our Latest Outreach Project Does Involve Food and Motorcycles

Posted by Brittany Ritchey on 11/20/2009 at 12:55 PM

Author’s note: We recently made two updates to our blogs. First, we’re inviting and posting comments. Second, our posts will be shorter and more frequent, and will include updates about what we’re up to, in addition to insurance-related tips and how-tos. By making these changes, we’ll be able to post—and talk with you—more often. Now on with the post…

Corn for Kids is based on a simple idea. We roast ears of corn, serve them up free at motorcycle rallies, and then suggest that those who eat them make a donation to help fight hunger among kids and families. We test drove the project for the first time this fall, at 13 rallies cross-country, and were thrilled with the support we got.

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