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Slideshow: Automotive's Electric Vehicle Evolution

Slideshow of automotive alternative power train technologies, showcasing cars ranging from all-electric to hybrids and gas turbines.

Nothing in the history of the automobile compares to today's frantic effort to breathe life into electric cars and hybrids.

In the following slideshow we've gathered together 15 images, which touch recent developments emerging from the auto industry's ongoing efforts in alternative power train technologies. Our vehicle choices range from Toyota's hybrid gas turbine concept car of 1969, to polished production hybrids, such as the Toyota Prius and Ford Explorer, to backyard electric conversions, such as the drag-racing Crazy Horse Pinto. Our emphasis is on the delivery of electric power, with or without a gasoline counterpart.

Click the image below to view a slideshow of alternative energy vehicles:

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