Who Killed the Electric Car (the Sinclair C5)…

This is a 1980s English version of an electric car; the Sinclair C5. (I think the term ‘car’ is quite generous as it looks more like a go-cart). I am told by my friend Simon at the Centre for Computing in the Humanities that it ran on a washing machine motor (and it was perhaps understandably a commercial disaster and only 12,000 were sold). No license (nor helmet) was required to ‘drive’ the C5. I found a number of them on eBay if you are game; here is a link from an enthusiast (link).



(from BBC web site)



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