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Edison2's Very Light Car Architecture 4.0 aims for maximum efficiency, a priority for all in the automotive industry facing the challenges of upcoming CO2 laws.

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After the new chassis was unveiled inside the Henry Ford Museum’s Driving America exhibit yesterday afternoon, Edison2 founder Oliver Kuttner spoke about what you need in order to win the X-Prize: “Get the weight out – reduce aerodynamic drag!” - I wonder what Colin Chapman would have told him.

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With the VLCA 4.0, the team focused on the suspension design as well as interior space and aesthetics.

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Their patented in-wheel suspension significantly reduces mass, complexity, parts count, and enables for better overall performance. They believe that the twist beam suspension could be changed to a similar setup even on current cars.

Reducing unsprung mass is definitely a good idea, because racecar.

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One wheel at the rear would be cool.