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Q&A with 'Ingenious' author Jason Fagone on the legacy of X Prize [w/video]

New book recounts MPG competition in fascinating detail

In 2007, more than 200 teams set out on an ambitious automotive undertaking. The X Prize Foundation announced it would create a $10-million competition open to anyone who could build a safe, mass-producible car that achieved 100 miles per gallon equivalent. AutoblogGreen followed the competition in real time, but the grueling three-year adventure has now been recounte

Edison2 Unveils New Very Light Car Design: AOL Autos

A car with a motorcycle engine that gets 129 mpg

Edison2 Unveils New Very Light Car Design

A car with a motorcycle engine that gets 129 mpg

It's the strange little car that might be making an appearance on a roadway near you. Virginia-based Edison2 showed off the latest version of their super fuel-efficient Very Light Car, signaling a possible move towards to production.

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X-Prize winner Edison2 shows off Very Light Car, version 4.0

Edison2, the 2010 winner of the Progressive Insurance Automotive X-Prize for ultimate fuel efficiency, showed off the latest iteration, version 4.0, of its Very Light Car (VLC) at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI, this week.

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Edison2 eVLC nabs shocking EPA rating of 245 MPGe

It's not quite 310 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe), but even at 245 MPGe, the Edison2 eVLC is certainly one of the most efficient vehicles to have ever completed EPA-accredited tests.

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More details emerge on the electric Edison2 eVLC with 310 mpge

Back in September of 2010, the team from Lynchburg, VA, Edison2, captured the X-Prize crown in the Mainstream Class with its single-cylinder, gasohol burnin' Very Light Car (VLC). After the win, Eric Loveday

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Edison2 reveals electric version of its X-Prize winning Very Light Car

On the heels of Audi unveiling its Urban Concept, Opel showing off its RAK e concept and Volkswagen pulling the sheets off its Nils concept at the Eric Loveday

After winning Automotive X-Prize, Edison2 hints at next-gen projects

Edison2's Very Light Car – Click above for high-res image gallery

Automotive X-Prize: Recap and wrap up

As our coverage of the 2010 Automotive X-Prize comes to a close, now is as good a time as any to recap some of the events that led to the crowning of this year's champions. From the beginning, many of the X-Prize entrants likely knew that the grueling competition would cut the massive Eric Loveday

Automotive X-Prize: Edison2 Very Light Car crowned as champion in Mainstream Class

Edison2's Very Light Car – Click above for high-res image gallery

Automotive X Prize: And the winners are... (spoiler alert)

Automotive X-Prize vehicles line up in the Knockout Stage – Click above for high-res image gallery

Automotive X Prize: And the winners are ...

Automotive X-Prize vehicles line up in the Knockout Stage – Click above for high-res image gallery

Automotive X-Prize: Edison2 gets its engines ruined, manages to stay in competition

Edison2's Very Light Car – Click above for high-res image gallery

Automotive X-Prize: Finalists announced, X-Tracer now last team standing in Tandem class

Automotive X-Prize Knockout Stage – Click above for high-res image gallery

Automotive X-Prize: finalists announced, X-Tracer now last team standing in Tandem class

Automotive X-Prize Knockout Stage – Click above for high-res image gallery

Automotive X-Prize: Finals Stage heats up as Edison2 tries to stay cool with ice

Edison2's Very Light Car gets packed with ice – Click above for high-res image gallery

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