Amherst Co., VA - One of Edison 2's Very Light Cars made its way to Sweet Briar's campus on Thursday.
Sweet Briar students have teamed up with inventor Oliver Kuttner and his Very Light team to develop the next generation of the car.
Students are designing the interiors and putting together marketing plans concentrating on the niche market Kuttner is trying to capture.
Both students and professors say they are excited about the opportunities this project provides.
"Because of the body frame and the body style, and how efficient and light weight the car is, it doesn't matter what kind of energy source it uses and that's what makes it so amazing," said Laura Mooza, Sweet Briar College business student.
"They have gotten to see the process in motion because we're still developing the final design and to see what it's like to deal with change, which they're going to have to do all the time anyway," said Dr. Tom Scott, Chair of Sweet Briar's business department.
The car that won the $5 million X-prize is currently on display at the Ford Museum. It will become a part of a new exhibit this fall.