Toyota 1/X Concept, the plug-in hybrid car of the future?

Sure, there are a lot of concept car designs floating around, but when Toyota cranks out a futuremobile, everyone remembers the Prius and stands at attention. This 1/X plug-in hybrid concept shaves off plenty of pounds to save energy, tipping the scales at a third the weight and using half the juice of the Prius.

How’s this weight reduction done? Bio-plastics, my boy. Its frame is made of a polymer using renewable plants and reinforced with carbon fiber, and even its see-through roof is made of hard, light and exotic man-made materials. It all sounds too expensive to be true. We especially like that snazzy bank of LED headlights across the front.





Toyota, via Yanko Design