1980 Comuta-Car Electric Runabout

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1980 Comuta-Car Electric Runabout

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Title:  

1980 Comuta-Car Electric Runabout
Date:
1980

Collection:

Creator:
Commuter Vehicles, Inc.
Publisher/Studio:
From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Strong National Museum of Play.

Content Description: 

The Comuta-Car, and its predecessor the CitiCar, were electric cars designed for limited use in cities. Sharp increases in gasoline prices in the 1970s persuaded some 4000 people to buy the tiny vehicles. But every time the price of fuel spiked, it always fell again, and demand for specialized urban electrics always fell along with it. Will the time for such cars ever come?

Physical Description: 

Automobile

Location:
20900 Oakwood Blvd.,Michigan,Dearborn,48124
Identifier:
2006.84.1

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