Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE Winner Edison2 Announces 350 MPGe in New York Times

Edison2, the tiny, Virginia-based engineering company that won the $5 million mainstream class in the Automotive X Prize last year, recently tested the performance of its all-electric, four-passenger Very Light Car design — a rounded pod with outboard-mounted wheels — at Roush Laboratories in Livonia, Mich.

The design slips through the air with very little resistance, returning a drag coefficient of 0.16, and weighs in at just 1,140 pounds. And the company claims gaudy efficiency for the E.V., a combined rating of 350 miles per gallon equivalent on the dynamometer. The electric prototype also achieved a per-charge range of 114 miles in the company’s tests.

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