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    Bristol, Avon.

    CU. Hand plugging in a 13 amp. plug into a wall socket and then pushing the switch down. CU. The electric meter. Various shots of a large battery needed in propelling the electric car and also other items on the car. Various shots of the drive mechanism under the bonnet of the prototype of the electric car which has been installed in an Austin Mini Countryman. Various shots inside the Austin Mini Countryman showing pedals and special dials. Various shots from an Austin Mini Countryman travelling through Bristol. Various shots of the Austin Mini Countryman car. Travelling shots from the car as it travels through Bristol and out past the Suspension Bridge and into the country. Various shots of another electric car, the "Peel", being driven around Bristol.

    (Original Neg.)

    Date found in the old record - 21/03/1966.

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    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:45:00 / 01:24:07:00
    UN 4122 E
    Sort Number:
    UN 4122 E
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    Travel & Exploration Science & Technology
    Driving Electric Cars 1960s Bristol
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    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (4)

  1. jamied says

    The first car seen here is variously described in the shots list as a "Mini Minor", a "Mini" and a "Mini Traveller" - actually it's an Austin Mini Countryman. According to DVLA records, it was still running as of 2011.

  2. Mvannj says

    The car has been on display at the Abbey Pumping Station. It is, at present, being worked on so that it can run again.

  3. pat keval says

    The car has been on display at the Abbey Pumping Station. It is now in full working order. Runs very well.

  4. British Pathé says

    Thanks jamied. We've made that change.

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