Facts & Figures
  • Winner of the $5 million Mainstream class of the Automotive X Prize
  • An internal combustion engine powered VLC in X Prize on-track testing achieved 110 MPGe (EPA combined)
  • An electric VLC recorded 245 MPGe in the EPA 5-cycle test (combined) and 350 MPGe using X Prize metrics (Roush Laboratories)
  • A VLC prototype with a Smart Car driveline achieved 89 MPG (highway), compared to 41 MPG for the Smart
  • The VLC demonstrated the lowest drag ever recorded at the GM Aero Lab for a multi-passenger car (0.160 Cd)
  • The VLC holds the best coastdown numbers ever achieved at Chrysler’s Chelsea Proving Grounds
  • At the X Prize the VLC posted a peak lateral acceleration of 1.18g on a skid pad, the fastest speed through the double lane change, and shortest stop
  • ping distance (128 feet) from 60 – 0 (Consumers Union)
  • Lowest GHG emissions of the X Prize at 82.6 g CO2/mile (Argonne National Lab)
  • The X Prize one-cylinder 250 cc internal combustion engine met cold start emission standards (Roush)
  • Best in Class Acceleration in 40% Offset Frontal Crash Test