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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.
In October 2010, Kuttner was involved in an altercation with a police officer in Lynchburg after a traffic stop. He appeared in court on the charges on February 14th, 2011, was convicted of disorderly conduct, and was fined $250.
- 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 .
- Web. Kuttner arrest spurs police to launch internal probe, Chris Dumond, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, October 19, 2010, retrieved October 19, 2010.
- Web. Leader of Prize Winning Car Team Convicted, Richmond Times-Dispatch, February 15, 2011, retrieved January 31, 2023.
- Web. Council sends Kuttner’s micro-unit tower back to planning commission, 2018-09-09