The competition was launched in 2007. The EVX Team was one of 111 teams originally entered in the competition. After a series of technical reports and business plan submission, the field was trimmed to 41 teams from around the world that competed for $10 million in prizes. Here's how the competition was described by the X Prize Foundation:
The goal of the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE is to inspire a new generation of viable, super efficient vehicles to offer consumers more choices and make their lives better as a result. We are at a remarkable moment in time when promising new automotive technologies can meet growing consumer demand. The Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE seeks to increase global awareness of more fuel efficient, clean vehicle options, enabling their development and stimulating marketplace demand.
$10 million in prizes were awarded after a series of on-track stage races at the Michigan International Speedway. The EVX Team entered two vehicles, the EVX Focus and the EVX GT. In April 2010, both cars made it through the Shakedown Stage. They were one of only 21 teams to proceed to the Knockout Stage in June 2010, where both EVX Team cars failed to advance to the final stage.
While the EVX cars did not win, they were invited to display their cars at the Awards Ceremony in Washington, DC, in September 2010. The Team was invited to the White House by President Barack Obama where their performance in the X PRIZE was lauded.