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The Next Generation Of Hybrids And EVs–From Performance Vehicles To Tiny Pickups

Few of the cars debuted at this year’s North American International Auto Show will ever be seen on the street, but the innovative technology in them will be appearing in cutting edge hybrids and EVs in the near future. Here’s a look at what the future holds for clean cars.

If you’re a car buff (or even a casual observer of the auto industry), you’ve probably heard all about the Tesla Model S, Nissan Leaf, and Chevy Volt–a sampling of today’s small crop of plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles. But what’s next? Will we finally get the electric pod cars we’ve all been waiting for? The annual North American International Auto Show, happening this week, always offers a hint at what’s coming down the line. In the slideshow above, we take a look at some of the cars that automakers hope you’ll be excited about.

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Ariel Schwartz is a Senior Editor at Co.Exist. She has contributed to SF Weekly, Popular Science, Inhabitat, Greenbiz, NBC Bay Area, GOOD Magazine and more

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