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.
Implications - Consumers in modern society are looking for items that feature a clean-cut aesthetic. Products that stay on the cutting edge of contemporary style are appealing to those who want to stay on trend.
Progressive X-Prize Winner for 2010 is Not a Hybrid
1. Streamlined Design - Opportunity for innovative products that prioritize lightweight and aerodynamic design for improved fuel efficiency.
2. Gasoline-fueled Vehicles - Potential for disruptive innovation in gasoline-powered vehicles to optimize fuel efficiency without relying on electric or hybrid technology.
3. High Fuel Efficiency - Emerging market for products that achieve exceptionally high miles per gallon to meet the demand for more fuel-efficient transportation options.
1. Automotive - Disruptive innovation opportunities in the automotive industry to develop streamlined gasoline-powered vehicles with improved fuel efficiency.
2. Design - Opportunities for disruptive innovation in design industry by creating lightweight and aerodynamic products with a clean-cut aesthetic.
3. Fuel Efficiency Solutions - Potential for disruptive innovation in the fuel efficiency solutions industry to develop advanced technologies and systems that maximize miles per gallon.