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Monday, March 9, 2015

The forerunner electric car of Ford

Echoes of a pure electric powered car sounds like it's crowded in recent years. Moreover, Nissan began selling the Leaf as the world's first mass electric car or because Tesla more "happening" among the actors and actresses of Hollywood, so the attention of the world.

Actually, the electric car technology is already there from the 1960s, but its development did not get a good response by the community. The proof, Ford has ever introducing Comuta, as the pure electricity tech two-seater compact car in 1967.
Ford’s electric Comuta Concept had first debuted in Geneve Motor Show 1967. (PIcture from: http://bit.ly/1vR8TJY)
This car is a prototype and equipped with four 12-volt batteries, Comuta able to move as far as 60 km with an average speed of 40 kph in one single charge. It could also be invited to speeding up to 60 kph.

Although still a concept, but the presence of Comuta an authentic proof that electric car technology is not new. Now, a number of automotive manufacturers are still trying to make the technology is proven and reliable.

Interestingly, there is a quote of Leonard Crossland, Managing Director of Ford at the time said, "We hope that electric cars can be started commercially viable within the next 10 years, even though we believe in the type of vehicle will be used primarily for introduction in the city car or car shopping in the countryside."

Crossland continued, "The internal combustion engine (conventional) will still be the key for long-distance travel and driving the automotive industry, but we also believe that electric cars have a role discover the future of human transportation future."
After 10 years introduction of Comuta, as is known, no anything about the development of electric cars. But now, almost all manufacturers vying to prepare the electric car to be sold into the market. As an icon of the automotive industry's development history, two units of Ford Comuta is still tucked neatly at the Science Museum of London, in England. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | GIZMAG]
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