PHOTOS: History of 'Green' Cars

These cars are ushering in an environmentally-friendly future.

PHOTOS: Alternative Power

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"Alternative Power," an exhibit at the Petersen Automotive Museum, explores cars powered by alternative fuels through the years. One of the first cars built in Los Angeles, this spindly vehicle, the 1897 Anthony, was constructed by 17-year old Earle C. Anthony using lumber, wheelchair gears, bicycle forks and other available components. Though young, Anthony was a competent electrical engineer who also designed and built the 1.5 horsepower electric motor that powered the car. This is believed to be a reconstruction, which was crafted in the early 1920s using the original metal parts attached to a new wooden framework. From the collection of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. (Courtesy Petersen Automotive Museum)
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