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Edison2 Wins $5M X Prize

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Winning car wins on use of lightweight materials, and superior aerodynamics.

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I'm just glad I finally got the embedding to work - WOO WHOOOO!!!!!!:rolleyes:

I was struck by the resemblance to the aptera too, only this one has 4 wheels and the tail converges into a vertical fin instead of horizontal. What I have not been able to find is the drag CD that they are bragging about. They say its low and I am sure it is, but whats the actual number?
 

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Seems like the age old argument against electric cars. But I still can't understand how a 4 cycle engine burning fuel @ 30% efficiency is better than an EV.

There are some power plants that go down as low as 30% (which would imply any losses inherant to an EV get added on top) but are they really that common as to skew the national average for electricity generation?
 

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ICE vehicle emissions are really pretty clean, crap you can't hardly even kill your self by sealing yourself in the garage with a running car anymore the catalyic converters are really quite effective.
How sure are you of that?;)
 
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