On the showroom floor at the Santa Monica AltCar Expo is something that the Detroit Auto Show or Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance will likely never have: a natural gas powered lawn mower. It's a telling inclusion. This isn't a car show about cars—it's a car show about efficiency, innovation, and the future of transportation.
That future might not be the sexiest thing in the world, but there's something undeniably exciting about seeing power outlets where gas caps once reigned, or watching four (completely silent!) electric cars speed around a test course.
GOOD went to AltCar to check out this new crop of efficient, low-emission vehicles. Click "next" above to see what we found. If you're in the Los Angeles area, the show continues through Saturday, October 2, and admission is free.
Photos by Will Etling