Eric Leonhardt

Professor Eric Leonhardt and his students at Western Washington University's Vehicle Research Institute have built a hybrid car that gets the equivalent of 94 miles a gallon while using a fuel made from a plentiful local waste product: cow manure. The most revolutionary aspect of this…

One of those companies, I would like to add as a personal note, was one composed mostly of students from Western Washington University and led in part by my step-brother, Eric Leonhardt. Their Viking 45 gas-electric hybrid (second row, on the right above) made it all the way to the finals. I…

Progressive Insurance, the country's fourth largest auto insurance group, and The X PRIZE Foundation, an educational nonprofit prize organization, will announce the winners of the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE at a special awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.

The keynote speaker of the event is Eric Leonhart, director of the WWU Vehicle Research Institute. He will speak about the Progressive Automotive X Prize, an international competition to build an ultra fuel-efficient vehicle. WWU's team was the only U.S. university making it into the finals…

The team from Western Washington University is officially out of the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE competition, having been unsuccessful at completing the accident avoidance maneuver and 60 mph-to-0 mph braking event during the dynamic safety trials on Monday, July 26, at Michigan…

They say they’re in it to win.

A team of students from Western Washington University’s Vehicle Research Institute is now one of just 12 teams still in the running for the $10-million Automotive X-Prize Competition.

The Western Washington University X Prize team has officially passed all of the tests in the knockout round of the Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize competition, WWU faculty team leader Eric Leonhardt announced this morning. The team will advance to the finals round of the competition,…

"A team from Western Washington University has received a qualified go-ahead for the next phase of the Progressive Automotive X Prize - an international competition to build a super fuel-efficient vehicle that would appeal to the public.

WWU's Vehicle Research Institute and its…

"Viking 45, the entry of Western Washington University’s Vehicle Research
Institute, has made it into the next stage of the Progressive Automotive X-Prize Competition at Michigan International Speedway outside Detroit."

Viking 45, the entry of Western Washington University’s Vehicle Research Institute, has made it into the next stage of the Progressive Automotive X-Prize Competition at Michigan International Speedway outside Detroit.

The Progressive Automotive X-Prize is a global competition to…

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