Here are a few highlights from the 70 page rule book:
- Must develop a fuel efficient vehicle with greater than 100 MPGe. (the e stands for equivelant. When using various fuel sources, the amount must be equivelant to one gallon of gasoline.
- Must meet federal safety guidelines.
- Must have a viable business plan allowing for 10,000 units to be produced annually at reasonable costs.
- Must be in production by 2014.
I look forward to following this competition when it begins. Most of the ideas or concepts that will be presented should be very realistic, and therefore, utilized either by larger corporations or give the teams funding to create them on their own. As far as fuel efficient vehicles goes, the Navy pilots are at the relatively same starting point, as the big boys at GM.
I highly recommend that you check out the link to the article to view some of the images and information about the competitors.