EVA/DC booth at EDTA 2010 – Click above for a high-res image gallery

What you're looking at in the picture above is not an early Aptera prototype. Nope. What this is, is the Solar Aztec, an old solar race car built by MIT that the members of the Electric Vehicle Association of Greater Washington, D.C. (EVA/DC) group have restored and are displaying at the Washington Auto Show/EDTA Conference this week. The car sits next to a converted 200 Plymouth Neon EV, a bright red 1985 Mercedes 190E, a 2002 Toyota RAV4 EV and a 2000 Ford Ranger Electric.

These are vehicles with a lot of love in them. Just look at the wear on the EVA/DC sticker that graces the Aztec. We spoke with Michel Bonard, who converted the Neon, who told us that he spent $16,000 on his project. The group doesn't make EVs for profit, he said, but to show off that it's possible to drive electric today. EVs from the big automakers are coming, but they're certainly nothing new. Learn – and see – more in the gallery below.

*UPDATE: Our friends at EVCast have some fun with the Aztec. Watch the video after the jump.


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Photos copyright ©2010 Sebastian Blanco / Weblogs, Inc.
Our travel and lodging for this media event were provided by the Auto Alliance.


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