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