A friend sent an email that at first I
brushed off. I had never heard of the
Edison2 product called VLC.
VLC stands for very light car. It is
called that because it’s light, it’s
simple, and is environmentally sound
among other things.
The vehicles light chassis and aerodynamic
body means it only needs a 250 cc engine
from a motorcycle to power it.
The Edison2 company
is located in Lynchburg, Virginia and was
started to compete in the Automotive X
Prize competition and actually won a
division prize in 2010.
Time magazine also named the VLC as
one of the 50 best inventions of the
The little cars run on E-85 and get
better than 69 mpg. So if sitting in
a cramped, weird-looking little box
that gets great mileage is your thing,
you may want to follow this group.
This vehicle may also be available
as an electric vehicle if things go
We looked for 0-60 mph figures and
couldn’t find any. This could be the
car of the future, but we hope not.
Driving something that looks like a
cross between an insect and an
escape pod from a science fiction
movie just isn’t our thing.
Comments are always welcome.