Saturday, October 29, 2011

Very Light Car

Edison2 was the research and manufacturing team that made the "Very Light Car". While its name is simply and elementary, the best part is that it won $5million (in the mainstream class) from the Progressive  Insurance Automotive X Prize. If you have been under a rock and don't know about the X Prize or what it stands for, then I highly recommend you engage in some quality Inter-web time to review. The four-passenger vehicle was accredited by the EPA for obtaining 245-mpg equivalent for the stringent test (delivering a combined 350-mpg in the standard test), almost three times that of the best market models. The car fully charges from ordinary household outlets within six hours, enabling a range of 114 miles. If this car had a theme it would be, "design by competition, formed through competition and favored by physics." More simply, it is the most efficient automobile platform ever built.

Source: Design Boom 

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