15 Sep '12, 12pm

Altair ProductDesign to support development of the New Edison2 Very Light Car

Altair ProductDesign to support development of the New Edison2 Very Light Car

Altair ProductDesign to support development of the New Edison2 Very Light Car 15 September 2012 Altair ProductDesign is partnering with Edison2 to assist in the design of the new Very Light Car 4.0 (VLC 4.0), the next generation version of the innovative, light-weight, fuel-efficient vehicle entered in the Progressive Automotive XPRIZE in 2010. The original Edison2 vehicle, operating with a one-cylinder internal combustion engine, won the $5 million prize for the Mainstream Class. (Earlier post .) Light-weighting becomes a virtuous cycle, Edison2 notes, with a lighter chassis needing a smaller drive train, a lighter suspension and so on. The VLC 4.0 is an all-new vehicle that will achieve high fuel economy results by retaining the same attributes of ultra-light weight and extremely low aerodynamic drag in a four-passenger vehicle. The XPRIZE-winning Edison2 (left) and a re...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2012/09/vlc-20120915.html

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