Automaker ZAP is showing off its Brazilian Obvio 828, a concept car that runs on "trybrid" technology--gasoline, electricity, and alcohol. The energy friendly vehicle is designed with a three-passenger bench seat and an iMobile "car-puter" that runs on Windows, GPS navigation. ZAP does note that the car does not currently comply with regulatory requirements in California and four other states.
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