The goal of the Automotive X-Prize is to produce a commercially viable 100mpg car, meaning that contestants must build an ultra fuel-efficient vehicle and then start selling them. The final prize hasn’t been determined but early estimates put it at close to $25 million.
Considering that the Alé manages a claimed 92mpg and can reach 60mph from rest in less than 5 seconds and pass the quarter mile in 12.9, FVT has a strong challenger in this bright orange three-wheeler. The Alé’s efficiency comes from its patent-pending fuel vapor system that enables the car to run on basically fumes. Economy is further enhances thanks to the Alé’s slippery design and 1,300lb curb weight.