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(photo/Peterson Automotive Museum, Bring a Trailer)

‘Lo-Res’ Lambo on Auction to Benefit Alternative Fuel Org

From now until Oct. 15, you can bid on this rare, ‘lo-res,’ Countach-looking EV. It might not be street legal, but it is charitable. Half of the auction proceeds will benefit hydrogen fuel cell research.

The Lo-Res concept car isn’t some fresh-off-the-line whip. It’s been around the block a time or two. This one-of-four prototype EV was developed in 2016 by footwear company United Nude.

Back then, the Lo-Res Car was more a tool with which to court the press than anything else. (One of its identical prototypes debuted in Rich The Kid’s “New Freezer ft. Kendrick Lamar” music video in 2017.)

But this week, it goes toward a bigger and better purpose.

Lo-Res Auction Information

The Lambo-inspired Lo-Res is now up for auction. And 50% of the proceeds will benefit Energy Independence Now, an environmental nonprofit that combats climate change and the fossil fuel industry by promoting hydrogen fuel cell technology. The remaining proceeds will go to maintaining the Peterson Automotive Museum’s Disruptors exhibition in Los Angeles.

The online auction house, Bring a Trailer, will accept bids from now until Oct. 15, 2021, at 2:30 p.m. PT. Just about anyone with the right amount of coin can bid on this weird, futuristic machine. At the time of writing, the bidding sat at just $45,000, with only nine bidders in the running.

To place a bid, head to Bring a Trailer.

Learn more about the beneficiary of the auction by following Energy Independence Now on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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(photo/Peterson Automotive Museum, Bring a Trailer)

Lo-Res Concept Car Specs

  • Year: 2017
  • Model: Prototype #03 (1 of 4 ever made)
  • Chassis: Steel tube frame with metal wheel enclosures
  • Motor: KDS 5kW electric
  • Transmission: Single-speed
  • Brakes: Front-wheel disc
  • Body: 12 tinted polycarbonate panels
  • Opening mechanism: Electrically actuated, remote-controllable clamshell
  • Seating: Tandem (front and back) two-person
  • Display panel: Metric speedometer, mileage
  • Interior control panel: Ignition switch, battery charge level indicator, functional toggle switches
  • Steering wheel: Chrome hexagonal
  • Lighting: (Exterior) front and rear light bars, illuminated United Nude logos; (interior) full overhead and side accent bars
lo res rear exterior c bring a trailer
(photo/Peterson Automotive Museum, Bring a Trailer)
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Jilli grew up in the rural southern Colorado mountains, later moving to Texas for college. After seven years in corporate consulting, she was introduced to sport climbing. In 2020, Jilli left her corporate position to pursue an outdoor-oriented life. She now works as a contributor, gear tester, and editor for GearJunkie and other outlets within the AllGear network. She is based out of Austin, Texas, where she takes up residence with her climbing gear and one-eared blue heeler, George Michael.