TITLE

Copper Electric Town Car

PUB. DATE
April 1979
SOURCE
New Republic;4/14/79, Vol. 180 Issue 15, p34
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents the Copper Electric Town Car, an electric vehicle prototype from Copper Development Association Inc. shown at the 1979 Fifth International Electric Vehicle Symposium. Range of 120 miles at a cruising speed of 40 miles per hour (mph) and a top speed in excess of 55 mph; Hatch-back two-seater weighs 2,972 pounds; 18 six-volt, lead-acid batteries; Unitized body constructed of sheet steel external panels with welded box structure; Front-wheel drive system; Regenerative braking.
ACCESSION #
11081200

 

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