Flashing back to the 1970's - the Elcar

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Here's a fun historical EV fact for this Friday



This Italian electric car let people commute for 7 cents during the 1970s oil crisis, hitting speeds of a whopping 28 mph, with a 55-mile range.

Dallas News shared more on the Elcar here.
 

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I wonder what the chances of rolling over in a crash in that thing?🤷🏻‍♂️
 

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Elcar... electric cousin of Le Car from the same era? ;)


+1 for bringing back some fond memories of a high school friend who was VERY proud of his LeCar, and his ability to parallel-park it ANYWHERE. (His favorite spot was between two dumpsters behind the school.)
 

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There was another video out there of a red ElCar (the Italian version) which sounds what we could call normal. No putt-putt-putt. Sounds like a golf cart. Something really funky with that first one. Sounds like they converted it to gas.
 

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There was another video out there of a red ElCar (the Italian version) which sounds what we could call normal. No putt-putt-putt. Sounds like a golf cart. Something really funky with that first one. Sounds like they converted it to gas.

Yes, I think it’s a conversion too.
 

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