12. SsangYong CCR-1
By the nineties, the Korean automotive market was bigger than ever, and technology had advanced enough to enter into electric cars. The SsangYong CCR-1 was a revolutionary electric car that bolstered a super lightweight design and a full-featured cabin. The problem with most electric cars well into the nineties was that they were not practical vehicles. The CCR-1 looked to change this by offering a modern-looking four-door design, coupled with a nice large cargo area. Horsepower was still scarce for an electric vehicle, rated at only 50HP. But still, the CCR-1 was the most advanced electric car yet.
The styling of the CCR-1 is reminiscent of the modern-day Tesla. We can see where Elon Musk got a good deal of his inspiration from. Unfortunately for the CCR-1 the product never went into production. Manufacturing a full-scale electric vehicle was still quite expensive at this time and there was still only a limited market. We have to wonder what the production model of the CCR-1 would have looked like and what kind of unique features it would have boasted in a market where comfort is everything.