Which car would you rather drive?September 19, 2010
Which of these two cars would you rather drive…
The top car is the mis-named “Smart Car” from Daimler AG. For somewhere between $12,000 and $20,000 you get a vehicle that carries two people gets 33 mpg city and 41 mpg highway for a combined 36 mpg. That’s almost 85% of the fuel economy of a Honda Civic – fifteen years ago.
The bottom picture is of the Automotive XPrize winner, the Edison2. The Edison2 seats four, gets over 100 mpg, has a top speed of of 110 mph and a range of over 600 miles on a single tank of gas. It will travel 50 mph on a mere 3.5 horsepower. and will go from 0 to 60 in less than 10 seconds. And it would cost half as much as a Chevy Volt. Edison2 is headed up by Oliver Kuttner, and according to consumer reports Kuttner says the Edison2
has plans for a car that is closer to being production ready, with bodywork that sounds more substantial. Should it progress to production, the car could be offered in the $20,000 range.
The call is yours, which would you rather drive?