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Old 09-27-2007, 08:40 AM   #1
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video: go for a ride in a 1975 Citicar... and an '80 ComutaCar

Cool. I've been waiting for a couple of years for someone to post a video like this - a virtual ride along in this venerable little EV.

You can hear the clicks of the contactors in the 3-speed controller as the driver presses the accelerator.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4TzpmJd1Hg
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Old 09-30-2007, 08:05 PM   #2
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Now I don't feel so bad about taking over a year and a half to get the ForkenSwift on the road. This guy's been working on his 1980 ComutaCar for 6 years.

Vid of his first drive... reminds me of the ForkenSwift first drive video. Looks like fun, friends watching/taping, not properly set up (no body panels!), etc....



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um_RXCbfqhU

But man, I'm jealous - he can squeal his car's tires on dry pavement!
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Old 09-30-2007, 08:36 PM   #3
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"Electric car burnout" in the above vid at 3:19. It's pretty funny. Won't spoil it by saying why.
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Old 10-20-2007, 07:31 PM   #4
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Detroit Electric

Here is a video of a 1916 Detroit Electric taking people for rides.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=cS10U79B8bk
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Old 10-22-2007, 06:36 PM   #5
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Cool. What's a Detroit doing in Australia? The Milburn I had a ride in last summer (Ottawa, Canada) was sold to a new owner in Paris, France. These old EVs are becoming truly collectable. They're getting around.
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Old 10-28-2007, 01:56 AM   #6
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Detroit in Australia

I think they were sold over here but not sure. Here is a link to (another or same?) Detroit in Australia.

http://vccansw.org/articles/vcca_article09.htm
towards the end of the page
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