We’ve had a few looks at Edison2’s Very Light Car (VLC) project including its gasoline-powered X-Prize winning incarnation, but today’s EV looked a bit different. In an event at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI, CEO and founder Oliver Kuttner showed off the latest version of the vehicle, this time unskinned — while referencing similar body-less showcases of the Lamborghini Miura and Volkswagen Beetle — to show off the innovative suspension that contributes greatly to the car’s light weight. The in-wheel suspension units connect to single piece axles that bookend the car’s chassis and feature fewer contact points than traditional car suspension designs. Kuttner claims this technique will also feed back into conventional car bodies, opening up more space and taking weight out of future vehicles. Check after the break for more details about what’s changed and what’s next for Edison2, or dive into the gallery to take a look for yourself.
Gallery: Edison2 VLC at Henry Ford Museum
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