As part of an overall program to develop feasible power sources, motors and controls for electric vehicles, Ford Motor Company and Ford of Britain are engineering jointly a low-cost, sub-compact, limited performance "City Car", to carry two adult passengers and two children.
Designed for operation either in crowded cities such as London or for running errands in residential and suburban areas, the car will be powered initially by lead-acid batteries.
With advanced components, the car will have a range of up to 150 miles -- at a continuous speed of 40 miles an hour.
Build on the first prototype is underway and is expected to be completed in the spring of 1967.
A second car also will be produced in England for testing and evaluation
in urban-suburban application in the United States.
Original Caption by Science Service