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6 Wild Green Concept Cars and Prototypes From the LA Auto Show

6 Wild Green Concept Cars and Prototypes From the LA Auto Show

© Sylvain Wehnert, Emiel Burki and Phillipp Haban From a car with retractable wheels that hovers and climbs walls to a car with an airplane wing shape, here are the most exciting of the 75 green vehicles that rolled out at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show , held last month: The green concept cars. While not all six of these cars will hit the road in the next few years, lighter-weight aluminum and carbon fiber bodies, required for improved fuel efficiency with heavy batteries, are leading designers and engineers to more and more interesting ideas. From luxury sedans, sports cars, goofy cartoon vehicles, to a spacey but practical urban auto, which of these concept cars fit your driving lifestyle? 1. Smart 341 Parkour Concept Car First up is the show's Design Challenge winner, which this year honors "Hollywood’s Hottest New Movie Car."The Smart 341 Parkour, designed by Sylvain ...

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