Oliver Kuttner

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Oliver Kuttner is a German-born entrepreneur and developer associated with many projects in and around Charlottesville. He is also the founder of the Edison2 project to develop highly-efficient vehicles. The Very Light Car project won the $5 million Progressive Automotive X Prize in 2010.

Kuttner is the son of Ludwig Kuttner[citation needed].

After having several battles with the Charlottesville Planning Commission and the Board of Architectural Review, Kuttner decided to move his base of operations to Lynchburg[1].

In October 2010, Kuttner was involved in an altercation with a police officer in Lynchburg after a traffic stop[2]. He will appear in court on the charges in January 2011[1].



  1. 1.0 1.1 Web. Person of the Year: Bad Boy turned Brazen Brainiac: Oliver Kuttner, Stephanie Marie Garcia, The Hook, Better Publications LLC, December 16, 2010, retrieved December 17, 2010. Print. December 16, 2010 .
  2. Web. Kuttner arrest spurs police to launch internal probe, Chris Dumond, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, October 19, 2010, retrieved October 19, 2010.