A company in Miami, Florida, has started production of the world's first mass-produced electric car.?
GV PAN & SV electric car driving through streets (2 shots)
SV Occupants out of car
SV ZOOM TO CU batteries that run car
ZOOM IN TO plug for recharging batteries
SCU Bob Stone speaks.
SV & CU INTERIOR and dashbord (3 shots)
SV TILT UP EXTERIOR car
BOB STONE: "We know that the car won't satisfy everybody's transportation needs. There's many people that need to use a car for just their business and they need to go many more than 50 miles a day. However, as a second or third car for the family, just use by the housewife, by the commuter, we think its very practical."
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SPORTS - MOTORING
This film contains a commentary by reporter Wayne Kramer and an interview with Bob Stone, marketing manager for the manufacturers. Mr. stone was asked who would use the car.
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Background: A company in Miami, Florida, has started production of the world's first mass-produced electric car. It's expected the car will sell for about 24-hundred dollars (about one-thousand sterling) and the manufacturers are aiming for the second or third car market. The top speed is just under thirty an hour and the car has a range of about 50 miles before the six heavy duty batteries need recharging. This is done through a standard household mains outlet.