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1966 - Artistís sketch shows electric Urbmobiles traveling at 60 mph on automated tracked guideway for travel to and from suburbs

ELECTRIC URBMOBILES

CD 2055019 E&MP1.035

Automobiles, Electric

July 16, 1966

Artistís sketch shows electric Urbmobiles traveling at 60 mph on automated tracked guideway for travel to and from suburbs, with power coming from third, electrified rail.

For travel on existing street network the fume-free Urbmobile would be driven manually and powered by electric storage batteries. Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory has recently completed a year-long $110,000 feasibility study of such a future transportation system for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

HUD considers the concept of a small dual-mode electric car to be a promising idea which should be investigated further. The Urbmobile system was conceived in answer to a need for reducing air pollution, sluggish traffic movement and excessive land requirements for streets and parking areas. 


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