Low emissions are all the rage right now, but 40 years ago, carmakers were concerned enough about the problem to convene the First Symposium on Low Pollution Power Systems Development in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in October 1973.
Various futuristic-looking vehicles were converted to electric power to prove that motoring in style didn’t necessarily entail sending clouds of noxious chemicals into the atmosphere.
Of course, as with most such endeavors, the technology didn’t quite live up to the aesthetic appeal, and no doubt the cars were soon turned into scrap metal.
Some photos of the long-forgotten event have been making the rounds, however, and we offer you a glimpse here.
Call it wide eyes meets wide ties…
- Posted March 13, 2013
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