Bouldergramp
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Old electric car - 1974

Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:57 pm

Prof Gless was an instructor in the Electrical Engineering Dept. University of Colorado. I never had a class with him but he was famous locally for driving around town in battery powered cars.
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Re: Old electric car

Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:58 pm

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Re: Old electric car

Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:07 pm

I believe that my interest in electric cars began in the Eighties when I read a local newspaper piece about a local engineer who had converted a Plymouth TC-3 into an EV (using lead-acid batteries, of course). The car was supposed to have a lot of power, and retained the 5 speed manual.
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Re: Old electric car

Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:05 pm

I went to CU but I don't remember a Prof Gless. From the pictures, he was a bit before my time....

Thanks for posting that. It's a nice slice of history.

Bouldergramp
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Re: Old electric car - 1974

Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:26 pm

I forgot to add the date...1974.

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Re: Old electric car - 1974

Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:44 pm

What is the car? Rover...?
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Bouldergramp
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Re: Old electric car - 1974

Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:17 pm


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Re: Old electric car - 1974

Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:32 pm

I'd heard of an electric Dauphine, but not the Mars I or Mars II. Thanks.
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Re: Old electric car - 1974

Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:40 am

Anyone remember the "CitiCar"?

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Re: Old electric car - 1974

Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:42 am

1974! Right in time for the oil embargo and gas lines and all that. I was too young to have a car then so I don't remember much about it but it must have been quite a shock at the time.

Looks like the corner of Colorado and Folsom, looking East. I think the Engineering library is now at the site that was that parking lot. There is less and less open space at CU these days and I kind of miss the open areas, even if they were just parking lots.

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