Lynchburg-team wins prize for 100-mpg car

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The Lynchburg-based Edison2 team has received a $5 million award 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 in 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 is 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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