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Simon Saba meets Governor Schwarzenegger, SABA Motors is already getting the red carpet treatment. The car was seen by Governors Schwarzenegger of California, Gregoire of Washington, and Kulongoski of Oregon at the Global Climate Summit in Southern California.

“I...offer my praise for your work on developing the Automotive X PRIZE competition in hopes of inspiring a new generation of efficient, clean and viable vehicles.”

- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
State of California

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SABA Motors make the final X-Prize cut and is funded by X-Prize to visit SEMA Show, The Carbon-Zero roadster was on display at the 2009 SEMA Show in Las Vegas in early November, and is in the running for Progressive Insurance’s Automotive X-Prize purse of $10 million..

On October 19th, the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE announced that SABA Motors was one of the 43 Qualified Teams who received passing scores from the Design Judges and are therefore qualified to progress to the next stage of the competition. The Design Judging process, whereby a team of select automotive experts evaluated 97 registered entries reduced the field by more than half. The remaining teams will bring a total of 53 vehicles (28 Mainstream and 25 Alternative Class) into the next stage of the competition.

Qualified Teams have passed two hurdles – the Registration process and Design Judging. The next phase of the competition is the technical qualifiers, which begin in Spring 2010.

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SABA Motors Inc., a development stage California Corporation is currently in stealth mode. retail sales will start in Q2, 2010

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