'Green Cars' Starting to Show Some Style

For the next-generation Prius and other possible hybrid vehicles, Toyota designers have been trying to answer the question of what green should look like.

Published: 18-Jul-2007

When Chris Paine, the director of “Who Killed the Electric Car?” filmed the General Motors EV1, he had to search for a flattering perspective.

“When we filmed the car on the road, its best angle was the low front shot from the side,” he said. “It was gorgeous. The back of the car was more challenging. The car’s style did not appeal to certain design sensibilities.

“That Citroën-like back was not successful,” he added.

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