Tom Devlin is a Dublin inventor who says he's perfected electric vehicles that run on an ordinary, everyday household plug.
GV Electric are driven past camera
SV Car toward camera
CU Wheel and batteries
SV PAN Car on street
CU Plug in wall and bicycle (2 shots)
GV AND CU Bicycle supply switched on (2 shots)
SV Tricycle and bicycle along road
GV AND SV Bicycles past camera (2 shots)
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Background: Tom Devlin is a Dublin inventor who says he's perfected electric vehicles that run on an ordinary, everyday household plug. And the vehicles he's speaking of include automobiles, bicycles and tricycles.
Mr. Devlin says it took him about six years to develop the prototype of his new electric car, which has a speed of 30 miles (48 kilometres) an hour and a driving range of up to 30 miles (48 kilometres). He says it cost him about GBP120,000 (280 thousand dollars) to develop the prototype, and that its great advantage is that he can sell it for GBP700 (about 1,600 dollars). He also claims he has 1,500 orders for the car from the Middle East and an "overwhelming" number of inquiries from elsewhere -- but admits he needs financial backing to get the car rolling off an assembly line.
Other advantages to Mr. Devlin's electric vehicles -- aside from the most obvious fact that they beat the petrol prices -- are that their batteries can be recharged in a couple of hours from a household outlet and that they run so silently that this film has no sound.