Author Topic: EEVblog #501 - Sinclair C5 Electric Car Teardown & Test Drive  (Read 15388 times)

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Offline Winston

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Re: EEVblog #501 - Sinclair C5 Electric Car Teardown & Test Drive
« Reply #50 on: August 03, 2013, 05:31:57 AM »
This looks like the place to go for info on e-bike hobby adventures:

http://www.endless-sphere.com/forums/index.php

Anyone have any other good ones?
 

Offline rollatorwieltje

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Re: EEVblog #501 - Sinclair C5 Electric Car Teardown & Test Drive
« Reply #51 on: August 03, 2013, 07:43:52 AM »
Over here velomobiles (with or without e-assist) are becoming quite popular. Mostly without e-assist though, there's no need in our flat as a pancake country. Some are available with e-assist though, the most luxurious is probably the Sunrider. Available with 250W or 750W motor (the 750W version is registered as a moped).

The guy behind www.velomobiel.nl also made a neat motorcycle, showing the importance of aerodynamics: http://www.velomobiel.nl/allert/

 

Offline Spunky

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Re: EEVblog #501 - Sinclair C5 Electric Car Teardown & Test Drive
« Reply #52 on: August 03, 2013, 11:12:13 AM »
I remember when the C5 came out it was before recumbent bicycles so was just too wierd for folks to accept. Also long before it was cool for middle classes to be eco friendly, the only people who wanted a petrol-less vehicle were mostly the ones who didn't have money to buy it. It would probably do a lot better if it was re-released now.

Wouldn't be any good where I am though, steep hills everywhere.
 

Offline CJWarlock

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Re: EEVblog #501 - Sinclair C5 Electric Car Teardown & Test Drive
« Reply #53 on: December 31, 2013, 05:48:00 AM »
I've just found a longer (6 minutes) version of the Sinclair C5 commercial. I thought I'll post it here because I think it is interestig, even in terms of the specific marketing in the 80's for electronic and/or innovative devices.

- Sinclair C5 infomercial 1985
 


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