This guy made a 'C5' twice as good 70 years earlier...

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This guy made a 'C5' twice as good 70 years earlier...

Post by Commie_User » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:52 pm

On the Vintag.es site now are archive pictures of a remarkable little electric car which seemed to be more comfortable and perform way better than Uncle Clive's little vehicle. I wonder if he ever saw these.....

http://www.vintag.es/2018/02/the-electr ... -made.html

Clyde Osborn made these World War I-era trundlers for a park exhibition. These wouldn't have caught on in the 80s either but I would have thought Sinclair would have been able to do way better with the technology all those years later.



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Re: This guy made a 'C5' twice as good 70 years earlier...

Post by CMcDougall » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:58 am

:shock:
8 hours without a charge 8)

my mate had a electric van from work on trial, it lasted 15mins & got stuck half way up a slight incline :lol:
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Re: This guy made a 'C5' twice as good 70 years earlier...

Post by Commie_User » Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:09 pm

How on earth did milk floats manage??

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Post by crj » Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:47 am

You see how high the bed of the cargo area is? The entire space under there which isn't wheels, is batteries.

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Post by Commie_User » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:06 pm

I gather that but a van should have had similar size batteries though?

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Post by BigEd » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:20 am

A massively heavy vehicle with limited power isn't going to have much acceleration - that's fine for milk floats, not so much for heavy traffic. Electric motor technology has come on enormously since the days of the milk float and the C5. (As has battery technology, but that's a different axis.)

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