2010 Edison2 Concept Car

Summary

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.

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.

Artifact

Automobile

Date Made

2010

Creators

Edison2 

Place of Creation

United States, Virginia, Lynchburg 

Creator Notes

Manufactured and designed by Edison2 in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Driving America
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driving America

Object ID

2012.32.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Edison2.

Material

Plexiglas (TM)
Steel (Alloy)
Aluminum alloy

Color

Silver (Color)
Black (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 53 in

Width: 79 in

Length: 167 in

Wheelbase: 100 in

Inscriptions

Printed above windshield, in black: EDISON2 Printed on hood: PROGRESSIVE / AUTOMOBILE / X / PRIZE / EDISON2 Printed above side windows: (image of italian flag E. PIRRO / (image of american flag) B. JAEGER Printed on middle sides: PROGRESSIVE / AUTOMOBILE / X / PRIZE / CISCO Printed on rear left side: EDISON2 / EMCO GEARS / NCCAR / 98 / BORG WARNER TURBO SYSTEMS Printed in rear right side: EDISON2 / EMCO GEARS / NCCAR / 98 / BORG WARNER TURBO SYSTEMS / VEHICLE POWER

Specifications

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

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