Archive for March, 2010

Maybe this is what killed the electric car

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Just in time for the OPEC oil embargo in October of 1973 the First Symposium on Low Pollution Power Systems Development was held in the Mariott parking lot in Ann Arbor. Unveiled that day from GM was the Urban; a suspicious looking cross between a golf cart and a Gremlin. Not to be outdone was the space-age-kit-car-looking Sundancer that cranked out 8 horses using a dozen 6 volt batteries.  Inside the Mariott lobby an exhibition reminiscent of a high school science fair was held.  We’re still waiting for the Second Symposium on Low Pollution Power Systems.

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