About Edison2

Edison2 combines sound physics with innovative design to produce workable and sustainable transportation solutions. Edison2’s employees and partners are passionate and highly accomplished in their respective fields, with experts in automobile design, aerodynamics and racing, and a record of implementing sophisticated projects in a timely and cost-effective manner. We pride ourselves in our creative thinking and the quality and diversity of our work.

This accomplished team of thinkers works in an environment modeled on the original Edison labs. Our combined experience ranges from Le Mans victories to degrees in engineering, business, architecture, and the liberal arts. Our decentralized approach draws on high quality suppliers with whom we have built extensive and successful working relationships. Our victory in the Progressive Automotive X-Prize competition was only the beginning for Edison2, in our mission to usher in a new era of automobile efficiency. The virtues of the Very Light Car – light weight and low aerodynamic drag – are essential to a clean, energy independent future.

The Progressive Automotive X Prize was a competition to build a high efficiency automobile. The Edison2 was designed to win that prize--and it did. The car's designers used sleek wind-cheating lines and extremely light weight to produce a car that seated four people but got 102.5 miles per gallon.

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Make & Model: 2010 Edison2
Maker: Edison2, Charlottesville, Virginia
Engine: 1-cylinder, double overhead cam, turbocharged, 15 cubic inches
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Height: 53 inches
Wheelbase: 100 inches
Width: 79 inches
Overall length: 167 inches
Weight: 830 pounds
Horsepower: 40
Pounds per horsepower: 20.8
Acceleration, 0 to 60 miles per hour: 14.2 seconds
Top speed: about 100 miles per hour
Range on one tank of fuel: about 600 miles
Plexiglas (TM)
Steel (Alloy)
Aluminum alloy
Silver (Color)
Black (Color)
Height: 53 in
Width: 79 in
Length: 167 in
Wheelbase: 100 in