Warehouse space was cheap, so the retired race car driver hired a team of winners from the world of racing and set up shop to build a car that gets the equivalent of 100 miles per gallon. The team, called Edison2, entered its vehicle, dubbed the Very Light Car, in the X Prize competition, and it’s the last remaining four-seat sedan in the competition.
I have to agree with my father. I’m always amazed and excited, not by new technologies that emerge, but by the refining and perfecting of existing ones. Do we have to move beyond fossil fuels? Absolutely, but that doesn’t mean stories like aren’t exciting.