Nominated for two Gemini Awards
Watch it online now at discovery.ca
X-CARS is a two-hour documentary that traces the journey of an automotive dream. From a sketch on a napkin in 1985, to the $10 million Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE races in the summer and fall of 2010, George Parker and his Future Vehicle Technologies (FVT) team from Maple Ridge, BC have become one of the top contenders in the international competition to build a mass-market car that can get more than 100 mpg with a range of at least 200 km.
Through the obstacles and the breakthroughs of constructing the car literally piece by piece, to the triumphs and disappointments of competition preparation and the races themselves, we’ll be with the FVT team every step of the way. With a budget that’s a fraction of most of their glossy competitors, it’s a ride that isn’t always going to be pretty – but it’s guaranteed to be very, very real.
Directed and written by Kelly McClughan, and produced by Sue Ridout and Kelly McClughan. Editor Jenypher Fisher, Director of Photography John Collins, Composer Christian Prohom, Narrator Peter Ruprecht, Animation by Vern Giammartino.