Consumer prototype first drive!

 CBS Detroit 

Edison2 Unveils New Super-MPG Car At The Henry Ford

DEARBORN — Finally, a 21st Century car that really looks like it came from the 21st Century.

The venue was appropriate. The Henry Ford is a shrine to American innovation, and the Edison2 is packed with innovation from stem to stern.

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Outside the Comfort Zone

If there’s a way to measure the reach of Edison2’s message, the number and quality of our invitations might be it. In growing numbers people want to hear about what we have done and where we are going, and see the Very Light Car for themselves.

Colleges, high schools, technology councils, auto shows, museums, Rotary clubs: the list is long, varied, and we think impressive. Conferences of all types: energy, automotive, environmental, engineering. Presentations to groups ranging from honors classes at Charlottesville High School to the School of Engineering at Vanderbilt to the National Academy of Engineering to an upcoming panel at the Commonwealth Club of California.

This week we visit NASA’s Langley Research Center, the Virginia Air and Space Museum, and Washington and Lee University.

This will be the third time we have spoken at a NASA event; in October we were invited to the Aviation Unleashed conference, and in March to the Goddard Space Flight Center (not to mention we were featured in an award-winning NASA 360 video last fall). It is an honor to see the genuine interest of NASA experts and we greatly appreciate this opportunity.

In fact we very much enjoy all of our engagements. Our message – that the future of transportation lies in the fundamental principles of light weight and low aerodynamic drag – may have appeal in part because it challenges many people’s comfort zone. We don’t rely on magic batteries or bleeding edge materials and we absolutely do not rely on fuzzy energy accounting. Edison2 has built a simple car, for 4 passengers and their luggage, that happens to be the most efficient the world has ever seen. It looks different because to get this type of efficiency, it has to.

Our website now has an events page, with a front-page link. We hope you can come hear us sometime, and maybe see the VLC for yourself.

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I am interested as well on knowing how Thomas Edison potentially contributed with Aviation apart from his light bulb invention. Things to ponder about during flights to manila.

September 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDerrick

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