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Green cars and concept cars at Geneva auto show 2013

2013-03-12 15:10

By (cri.cn)

The Geneva Auto Show plays host to the creativity of car designers from around the world. Some of the cars on show are fairly conventional, intended for the mass market. Others are more creative, and some even look outright bizarre.

Green cars and concept cars at Geneva auto show 2013

A Kia Provo concept car is displayed at the 83rd Geneva Auto Show at the Palexpo Arena in Geneva, March 6, 2013. [Photo / Xinhua]

One of the most talked about concept cars is Toyota's i-Road. It doesn't really look like a car. It is more of a three-wheeled motorbike with a roof. But Toyota insists that its latest concept should indeed be classified as a car.

The three-wheel car runs on an electric motor that can take you around 45 kilometers before you have to spend another three hours recharging it. So, it might not be the best car for long trips around the countryside.

But according to Robert Tickner, head of product communications at Toyota Europe, because the vehicle is designed to allow it to lean when turning means it can take sharp corners and navigate narrow streets and traffic, making it an ideal city car.

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