Why the Chinese are getting America's most efficient car and we're notMatt Hardigree11/07/11 2:30pmFiled to: edison2ExclusiveEdisonOliver Kuttnervery light carAutomotive X-Prizex-prizeVlcChinacoscoBayernTopFeature2021EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkOliver Kuttner is tired. He's tired of your attitude. He's tired of your conclusions. Mostly, he's tired because he just got back from Germany and is so jet-lagged he's almost drunk. Germany was good. They get it in Germany. They definitely get it in China. Not here. Not in America. You don't get it and, even if you do get it, you're not doing anything about it.His Edison2 team of ex-racing engineers and gearheads won the Automotive X-Prize with a gas-powered car, but he's not going to build it. And if he does he's almost certainly not going to build it here.ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.