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    A look at latest British designed electric cars.

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    No title. Electric cars - the vehicles of the future?

    Electric Ford Comuta car being driven out of workshop in Essex. C/U interior of the Comuta showing upholstery. M/S young lady stepping into the driving seat. M/S young lady being shown controls of the Comuta. C/U hand moving small lever on the dashboard. M/S of the young lady releasing the hand brake. C/U young lady's feet on pedals. Comuta drives towards camera, camera pans. Travelling shot of the Comuta car going along roadway. C/U young lady driving car, pan to steering wheel. C/U speedometer showing 25 mph. Travelling shot of the Comuta.

    Engineer Alistair Carter sitting at desk with model of the "Coaster" electric on desk at his offices in Tamworth, Staffordshire. C/U Mr. Carter. C/U model of the Coaster. C/U Mr. Carter, with model of car in foreground. C/U showing the wheel on the office desk and the breaking unit which goes inside it before being placed inside the wheel. C/U the Coaster as it drives away from camera. C/U interior of the Coaster being driven by Mr. C. with a woman passenger. The Coaster comes towards camera and passes. C/U steering wheel of Coaster. Panning shot of the Coaster.

    Interior L/S of British Motor Corporation (BMC) offices at Longbridge, Birmingham. M/S car designer Alec Issigonis walking up to drawing board. C/U Issigonis at drawing board. C/U Issigonis sketching rough design of electric car. C/U Issigonis sketching.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:22:00 / 01:52:12:00

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  1. Unknown user says

    The first car featured here is the experimental Ford Comuta car, powered by four lead batteries.

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  2. Unknown user says

    We've added Ford to the description.

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  3. Unknown user says

    Shame it never happened for this concept but forty five years on I am driving a production electric car sold worldwide with sales of 120,000 so far, maybe the revolution has arrived.
    Interesting the Comuta size was adopted successfully some thirty years later by the Smart Car which has also spawned other city cars.

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