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1995 Kia KEV-4

In 1995 Kia showed a range-extended gas/electric (the Kev-4 concept car) with regenerative braking and solar-powered air conditioner. It would drive on electricity alone for 117 miles. Its 880cc gas engine could stretch that farther. This was 15 years before the Chevy Volt.

Source: Simon Hacker/MSN Cars; Reddit

Images: Kia Motors Corp.