Electric Car Promotion Circa 1967 – video
It’s always fun to turn back time and hear what the “EV future” will hold. What type of plug-in Utopia was in store for the world in 1967? Perhaps the Ford Comuta!
Despite there only being 2 of them in existence at the time, and absolutely zero emission regulations on the table to force them onto the roads, our moderator seems quite optimistic about the electric car’s short-term future.
“In a few years, there is a strong prospective of seeing millions of them on the road! It’s just as likely you will own one like this, or one of several others which are currently being developed.”
There is also a look at the first ‘in-wheel’ motor/brake system from Carter, although we have to feel sorry for its creator as he clearly never lived to see the day of the electric revolution; although at the time he expected to sell 250,000 Carter EVs within five years.
What were the specs on the Ford Comuta you say?
The “future” of EVs had a range of 60 km (37 miles) and a top speed of 40 km/h (25 mph). The Comuta was powered by four 12-volt, 85-amp lead batteries.
/hat tip to offib