Concept cars are great fun — a glimpse into what an automaker thinks could be the future of its industry and a chance to see some innovative or out-there technology. Sometimes a concept car is so well-received it becomes a production vehicle, like the Lexus LF-LC concept becoming the LC 500 or the Porsche Mission E turning into the upcoming Taycan. As the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the public, it’s fitting that the concepts we’re highlighting here are all electric-powered given the current direction of the industry.
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Here are five of the coolest concepts at the L.A. Auto Show this year, listed in order of how close they are to production-ready: