AkzoNobel Car Refinishes Americas has been chosen by Aptera, a developer of futuristic concept cars, as the paint provider for their concept vehicles. All vehicles being produced today are painted with the AkzoNobel waterborne system, Sikkens Autowave. The Aptera concept car is currently participating in the Progressive Insurance Automotive Xprize competition. Progressive Insurance sponsors the competition as a method of inspiring the development of a new generation of viable, safe and super fuel efficient vehicles. This competition involves production teams from around the world that have designed and built production capable, super fuel efficient and clean vehicles. Following a rigorous series of long distance exercises, winners of the competition will share in a $10 million cash prize to assist them in bringing their innovations to the consumer market.