The Alias did exceptionally well at the Progressive X PRIZE, surviving from the original 115 teams down to the finalists. The ZAP Alias scored 121.8 MPGe, putting it among the elite 9 cars in the competition. It was clearly the best overall handling car from its performance in the Consumer Reports' emergency lane change, skid pad, acceleration, freeway acceleration and braking tests.
- "Most Stylish"- Winner!
- "Most Practical"- Winner!
- "Most Wanted" - Winner!
- "Most Innovative" - Second Place!