EVLN: That 70's nEV> Elcar.it in response2 OPEC oil crisis r:55mi

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https://www.dallasnews.com/news/from-the-archives/2018/07/30/european-electric-elcar-zoomed-d-fw-1975-deemed-unsafe
Drive to work for 7 cents? Italian electric car allowed Dallas motorist to
do that in the 1970s
2018/07/30  Chelsea Watkins

[image  
https://dallasnews.imgix.net/1531862495-1975-ELCAR.jpg
Friends told W.B. Frazier that his car, which could only muster speeds up to
28 mph and had a 55-mile range, looked like "the front end of a truck cut
off from the back end." (File photo)

video
https://youtu.be/ug200n14Euk
1975 elcar zagoto milano
]

Though electric cars have jumped in popularity in recent years, it's not a
new phenomenon for people to want to get away from gas-fueled vehicles.  The
Italian Elcar was one of two mass-produced electrically powered cars  sold
as an alternative to family cars in 1975 that came to the U.S. as a response
to the 1973 oil crisis.

W.B. Frazier purchased his Model-1000 Elcar from an Arlington dealership in
1975 for $2,645. Though the car could only go 28 mph and had a 55-mile
range, he drove from his home in Red Oak to work in Dallas. We can only hope
that he didn't hit much traffic in his 30-mile commute.

His friends said the car looked like the front end of a truck that was cut
off from the back end. See the video below to see the car in action.

And though it was a smaller and cheaper alternative to a regular car, it was
deemed unsafe by the Consumer's Union later that year.

Though finding a place to charge his car wasn't easy, Frazier enjoyed his
electric car because it saved him gas money  — he could get to work on a
whole 7 cents. His wife, however, still preferred her air-conditioned Malibu
[ice] ...
[© dallasnews.com  Dallas Morning News]
...
https://history.state.gov/milestones/1969-1976/oil-embargo
Oil Embargo, 1973–1974. During the 1973 Arab-Israeli War, Arab members of
the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) imposed an embargo
against the United States in retaliation for the U.S. decision to re-supply
the Israeli military and to gain leverage in the post-war peace negotiations
...
https://static.businessinsider.com/image/4b3ac74f0000000000fa367a/image.jpg


https://jalopnik.com/the-tiny-all-electric-elcar-had-a-55-mile-range-and-sou-1827998742
The Tiny All-Electric Elcar Had a 55 Mile Range ...
20180731  We've written plenty before about the wonderfully weird electric
car market of the past ...  a Texas man who purchased the Model-1000 Elcar
in the 1970s ...
https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--_b5tf9oG--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/bysjzoyd33nuho5rsksj.mp4


+
https://cleantechnica.com/2018/07/24/texas-program-provides-2500-rebate-for-new-evs-and-plug-in-hybrids/
Texas Program Provides $2500 Rebate For New EVs And Plug-in ...
July 24th, 2018  -1 hour ago
The state of Texas Light-Duty Motor Vehicle Purchase or Lease Incentive
Program is providing rebates to purchasers and leasers of new electric and
plug-in ...




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Re: EVLN: That 70's nEV> Elcar.it in response2 OPEC oil crisis r:55mi

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On 6 Aug 2018 at 10:29, brucedp5 via EV wrote:

> [The Elcar] was deemed unsafe by the Consumer's Union later that year.

In case you've never read the article: http://www.evdl.org/docs/cr_ev.pdf

It was something of a hatchet job, though (alas) not inaccurate.

David Roden - Akron, Ohio, USA
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