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From Crab-Shaped Concepts to Gas-Free Production Automobiles

 - Sep 17, 2009   Updated: Mar 24 2011
We've all heard that electric cars are the future of the automobile industry, but the otherworldly designs in the cluster below don't look like anything we've ever seen before. From crab-shaped concepts to gas-free production automobiles, these electric cars are truly unique (and, let's face it, downright bizarre).

Implications - Though eco-friendly electric cars are fairly new, they already bear a negative connotation in consumers' assumption that they are boring, aesthetically conservative and generally unexciting. Thus, eco-conscious car companies are looking to spice things up by adding futuristic elements in hopes of sparking a passion for environmentally friendly vehicles that reaches beyond the eco-conscious consumer, pushing the electric car to a mainstream market.