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Friday, September 17, 2010

Edison2 - Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE

Boasting a the lowest drag coefficient of any car tested in the GM wind tunnel or at the Chrysler Proving Grounds, this innovative Very Light Car demonstrated over 100 MPGe on the test track under stringent testing conditions using a highly innovative 250cc turbocharged fuel injected single-cylinder engine fueled by E85. It requires only 8 pounds of force to push this vehicle. More like an airplane than a car, the Edison2 uses highly innovative light-weight, low mass hub-mounted suspension for its aerodynamically flared four wheels contributing to its sports car-like handling and braking. Its low total mass of 830 pounds is a tribute of engineering strength and packaging utility.

Team name: Edison2
Location: Virginia
Car name: Very Light Car
Class: Mainstream
No. of wheels: Four
Passengers: Four
Drive type: Internal combustion engine (E85), rear-wheel-drive
Power source: Yamaha 250cc, 27-50 hp.

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