- Feb 12, 2008
eBay find of the day: Electric Citicar
Gas prices are higher these days than people would like to see, but be sure to remember that this is not the first gas crunch in America. Back in the 70's, the muscle car era came to a screeching halt due to high gas prices and limited availability. They say that history repeats itself, and this is one case where that may be true. Cars like the Toyota Prius, Chevy Volt and even the Tesla Roadster should nod their hat to the '70s era electric car. Electric car technology was most certainly in its infancy in those days (ok, prolonged infancy), with lead acid batteries being the norm, causing electric cars to be quite heavy and low on range. One way to help fix this problem was to make the vehicle carrying the batteries much smaller, which is exactly what was done for the CitiCar and the Comuta-Car. Here is a current eBay auction for an example of the oddly shaped little machine with a Buy It Now price of $2,500. We've pasted a video after the break with some more on the CitiCar.