The first-ever World Championship for electric cars was held in Boeblingen West Germany on Sunday (14 October) The championship was sponsored by the West Germany manufacturer Bosch, who specialise in auto electronics.
MV "Elobile" racing along track
CU Woman taking notes as cars lap circuit and winner gets chequered flag (winner 202) (4 shots)
CU Front of car showing two 12 volt batteries ZOOM OUT TO officials inspecting cars (3 shots)
CU Tyre pressure being checked on two wheel front drive car
SV INTERIOR Stadium with spectators
SV & MV Card circling track with crowd looking on during race and finish
SV Winning contestants on podium waving, PAN DOWN TO cars
SPORT: CAR RACING
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Background: The first-ever World Championship for electric cars was held in Boeblingen West Germany on Sunday (14 October) The championship was sponsored by the West Germany manufacturer Bosch, who specialise in auto electronics. The race should also be interest to environmentalists, because the cars are quiet and pollution free.
SYNOPSIS: This is the first competition of its kind for 'elobiles'. In fact these cars have been built solely for the purpose of racing, rather than for use on the roads. There were three hundred and twenty-seven 'elobiles' entered in the competition, all of them produced in the factories of Bosch's clients. They are powered by two normal twelve volt batteries, the same kind that are found in many automobiles.
The 'elobiles' came from West Germany and Austria, and the best were raced in bicycle fashion, two on two. The name 'elobile' may seem strange, but actually its a contraction of the words electro and mobile. The cars didn't attain any great speeds, the fastest being only 48 kilometres per hour (29.5 miles per hour). Another good thing about this type of racing is that it can be held indoors. The cars make no noise, and give off no dangerous fumes.