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AltCar Expo 2007

Just looking
JUST LOOKING: Dee Forrest inspects the information sheet on a Honda. The expo drew the devoted and the skeptical to Santa Monica Airport. (Carlos Chavez / Los Angeles Times)
Hot wheels
HOT WHEELS: A company rep and an interested spectator get to the bottom of a three-wheel Zap car in Santa Monica, Calif. (Carlos Chavez / Los Angeles Times)
Electrum Spyder
ELECTRUM SPYDER: U.E.V. Corp.'s concept car has a range of up to 150 miles and a maximum speed of approximately 100 mph. (Carlos Chavez / Los Angeles Times)
Smart Car
SMART CAR: The new two-seater addresses it’s previous drawbacks with gusto and drew allot of attention from spectators. (Carlos Chavez / Los Angeles Times)
Euro Taxi of Santa Monica
EURO TAXI OF SANTA MONICA: The regions first fleet of Mercedes Benzes dedicated to running on biodiesel. (Carlos Chavez / Los Angeles Times)
Cancelled
CANCELLED: One of the first electric cars made by General Motors, EV1. The car was never offered for public sale. (Carlos Chavez / Los Angeles Times)
Test drives
TEST DRIVES: AltCar Expo featuring cars and cycles was held in the Barker Hanger at Santa Monica Airport. Carey Conley of Venice waiting to test drive one of the alturnative fuel cars like the Smart Car. (Carlos Chavez / Los Angeles Times)
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