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BMW E1

This electric commuter car could have been a hit, but it arrived 25 years too early

Audi e-tron Spyder

Although Audi's e-tron brand is usually reserved for EVs, there was also this hybrid

Pontiac Aztek

Pontiac took a gamble, hoping that buyers wanted something different. They did – but not this

Volvo P172

The P172 could have taken over where the 1800 coupé left off, but Volvo got cold feet

Volvo ECC

The Volvo ECC's tech was a blind alley, but its styling gave a taste of what was to come

Honda Dualnote

The petrol-electric Dualnote featured cutting-edge tech, but it looked like a dog's dinner

Ford Eltec

The Eltec was more innovative than it looked, and it gave us a glimpse of the 1990 Escort

GM Hy-Wire

At the turn of the 21st century, the GM Hy-Wire seemingly represented the future of motoring

Lincoln C Concept

This compact luxury family car proved that the best things can come in small packages

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