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Re: Old electric car - 1974

Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:10 pm

That is not an old electric car really, but this is:
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Re: Old electric car - 1974

Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:47 pm

powersurge wrote:Anyone remember the "CitiCar"?
Everyone born before 2000 remembers the Citicar.
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Re: Old electric car - 1974

Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:47 pm

I had to google it but yeah....I remember seeing one of those somewhere. Happy to say technology has progressed since those days :mrgreen:

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Re: Old electric car - 1974

Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:41 pm

The sitcom "Grounded for Life" featured one for a few episodes. The driver carried an extension cord with him everywhere, so he could plug in at whatever house he was visiting. It sort of foreshadowed the Gen I Leaf. ;-)
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Re: Old electric car - 1974

Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:54 pm

goldbrick wrote:1974! Right in time for the oil embargo and gas lines and all that. I was too young to have a car then so I don't remember much about it but it must have been quite a shock at the time.
I was a kid at the time and yes it was a shock. It seemed like every time you turned around the price went up. You didn't make trips unless absolutely necessary. Forgot to get something at the grocery store on the way home from work? Well, you just did without it that night.

And the lines were long...very long. A few times I got up early in the morning and kept my father company as he waited in line for gas. At the time he drove a Plymouth station wagon with a 318 cubic inch (5.2L) engine 30 miles one way, so it hit his pocketbook hard. My mother also worked, but her job was only 15 miles away and she drove a VW Beetle.
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