Lynchburg-based team wins $5 million prize for 100-mpg car

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The Lynchburg-based Edison2 team has won a $5 million prize for creating a consumer-friendly car that can get at least 100 miles per gallon.

Edison2’s Very Light Car No. 98 was named the Automotive X Prize winner in its category during a ceremony today in Washington, D.C. The competition was sponsored by Progressive Insurance.

Two other teams each won a $2.5 million award in the competition’s alternative car classes.

The Edison2 team was headed by real estate developer Oliver Kuttner of Charlottesville,

Kuttner and Edison2 were featured in the June issue of Virginia Business

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