Electric Escori goes on show
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AMONG the vehicles a Electrafleet 85 show month was this film looking Ford Escort van. its conventional internal bustion engine has beer placed by a 15kW electric traction motor v■ is coupled to the cxi clutch and manual gearl The conversion was ca out by Reekie Researcl Twickenham, using tec logy developed by Fit Electric Vehicles of M Keynes.
The Batford Firefly etc Escort van is powered b batteries, four mounted ir engine compartment ant in a box behind the dri. seat.
These give a claimed r of over 50 miles bets charging. Maximum spet between 55 and 60mph, the payload is around 31 (6cwt).
The van is one of bought by the British ports Authority and used for apron work.