Ford Introduces Electric Car at Geneva Auto Show- In 1967.


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Our guest poster at the Geneva Auto Show noted that "Electric is everywhere at the Auto Show". It seems it was ever thus; Ford introduced this lovely little electric commuter there as well- 43 years ago.


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Gizmag writes that it had a top speed of 40 mph and a range of 40 miles. At the time, the president of Ford told the New York Times that "cars like the Comuta could be available in five to 10 years." Right.

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