1990-02-01

TOWNOBILE® Purpose-Built Electric Commuter Cars, Vans and Mini-Buses 900177

ABSTRACT:

Only now do thinkers realise that transport energy and environmental problems will be solved by eliminating the combustion process from commuting vehicles. Electric-drive permits this, and by matching the vehicle with its real mission, present batteries and related technology enable volume manufacture now of electric cars and vans.

Twenty years of systematic research, development and testing, and a “purpose-built” rather than “evolutionary” philosophy have optimised TOWNOBILE vehicles to eliminate the ICV-EV weight difference, bring the price difference within 25% and permit viable production in relatively small quantities for such opportunities as the Los Angeles Electric Vehicle Initiative.

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