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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

One of the vehicles on display in the Progressive Automotive X Prize booth at the Detroit Auto Show is the Very Light Car, an entry we hadn't seen before. Taking a similar attitude as the Rocky Mountain Institute about stripping away weight and complexity, the team behind the Very Light Car is doing everything possible to maximize the efficiency of the internal combustion engine hidden inside this poor man's Aptera. Yes, it's kind of ironic that an ICE vehicle is sitting on the show's "Electric