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Progressive X-Prize Winner for 2010 is Not a Hybrid

By: Katie Cordrey - Published: Sep 18, 2010   Updated: Aug 2 2011 • References: readthehook and wired
The Progressive X-Prize winner for 2010 is the Edison2 Very Light Car. The surprising thing is that the Very Light Car is not an electric or hybrid car -- it is a 100% gasoline-fueled vehicle.

A combustion engine in combination with a streamlined and lightweight design allowed the Edison2 Very Light Car to achieve a verifiable fuel efficiency of 102.5 miles per gallon and made it the 2010 Progressive X-Prize winner.

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