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Edison2, the winner of the X Prize
Edison2, the winner of the X Prize
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Safe, clean, production-capable, affordable, and super fuel efficient – capable of achieving 100 miles per gallon or the energy equivalent (MPGe) – that’s the criterion met by three teams who were awarded a share of the $10 million X Prize today for their experimental vehicles. Team Edison2 of Lynchburg, Virginia, came in first with their “Very Light Car #98,” boasting the lowest drag coefficient of any car tested and demonstrating over 100 MPGe on the test track, using a small displacement engine. How did they do it? We find out from Edison2’s team leader, Oliver Kuttner.


Brad Jaeger, Director of Research and Development, Edison2