A few years ago we told you about the innovative Edison2 electric car, the X Prize-winning vehicle designed to get incredible mileage due to its lightweight frame. That same company has unveiled an update to the vehicle that makes it look a lot sexier than a mere prototype vehicle.
While the new Edison2 Very Light Car isn't a complete departure from its predecessor, the new design offers a far more commercialized look and feel. The updated vehicle features rounder edges for better aerodynamic performance, a more refined windshield, and tiny design flourishes on its body that indicate that more attention has been paid to making the vehicle attractive to prospective buyers.
With larger wheels and an aluminum sheet metal body, instead of tubular steel, the car's creators have refashioned the vehicle to better integrate into current production line dynamics. Edison2’s CEO and founder, Oliver Kuttner, said, "The auto industry has been refining the same architecture for more than 50 years, and Edison2 has created a new path — a new way of building a car that has many environmental and economic benefits."
If you're unfamiliar with the Edison2, you can see the first version of the car in action during a test drive last summer, and take a look at the vehicle's unique dashboard, in the video below.